Outlook for Construction Labor Availability in 2017 Looks Mixed

January 9, 2017

Bloomberg.com's Daily Labor Report today discusses more than the well-known labor shortage in the construction industry. Sean Forbes' article details how long it takes to hire a skilled trade worker today, which position are experiencing the greatest shortage, and how or if the promised infrastructure funding will affect the labor shortage.

Asif Choudhury, president of Bahar Consulting LLC, in Washington, said the industry is facing headwinds inherent to construction—such as physically demanding labor that, in some cases, leaves workers disabled—that make the field unappealing as careers for many people.

Read Bloomberg's Construction Labor Availability in 2017 Looks Mixed here.

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