Related Links: Industry Seeks Creative Solutions to Growing Workforce Shortages Industry Needs to Coordinate Its Workforce Solutions Gone are the days when hosting a booth at the local job fair was all it took to convince high school students to seek a career in construction. After decades of relying on status-quo recruitment methods, the industry is looking to more creative, hands-on approaches to win over the next generation and improve its image as a place to build a career.Over the past two decades, the pipeline of young workers entering the industry has slowed to a trickle. The main problem is
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.