Where are all the construction workers? The economy is performing well, the construction industry is back in full swing and jobs are plentiful.
This is the looming question that has been asked frequently over the last couple of years. Skilled construction laborers, project managers and subcontractors have left the industry, either moving on to other roles in order to survive the recent recession, or retiring. Fewer workers are returning to the industry. It will become a daunting challenge to train new generations of laborers. It has become one of the most pressing issue for the industry to address for the present-day and long-term health of companies.