Florida's Growing Construction Industry Faces Worker Shortage

February 20, 2015

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