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Is It Time to Update Your Recruiting Strategy?

May 16, 2022

Nat Peniston, vice president of The Contractors Plan, recently wrote an article which appears in Construction Executive. In this article, he discusses the number one challenge contractors face nationally, which is the inability to hire and retain an adequate number of skilled craft workers.

While businesses are having problems finding and retaining qualified employees in today’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, the construction labor market has been tightening for years, and contractors are uniquely affected. According to ABC analysis, there is a shortage of over 500,000 skilled workers in the United States. There are various reasons for this labor shortage, but false perceptions of a career in construction are a primary cause. Many Gen Y and Z workers perceive construction as dangerous work, with poor income potential and limited career opportunities.

You can read the entire article here: