Even as construction project surge, construction managers can not find enough skilled workers to fill the job demand.
Steve Cona of the Associated Builders and Contractors pointed out a Tampa, Flor. forecasting event that nearly 21 percent of skilled construction workers are over the age of 55, and 29 percent are between 45- and 54-years-old.
"We're not replacing those people fast enough," Cona said.
According to Cona the shortage will worsen even as major construction are on the rise including the $1 billion Tampa Internatinal Airport construction and a $1 billion redevelopment of the southern edge of downtown Tampa.
Read the full story on Florida's worker shortage on the Tampa Bay Times.