Construction firms face labor shortages

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A national survey revealed that 74 per cent of construction firms have been facing problems finding qualified workers amid growing labor shortages in the industry, reports  the Herald Tribune.

The survey was conducted by Associated General Contractors of America.

Among others, Southwest Florida construction also raised concerns over shortage of qualified workers for construction projects.

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According to 80 per cent  of respondents in the Sunshine State, they were having trouble filling key construction jobs.Carpenters, laborers and iron workers were the most sought after positions.

The survey showed that builders nationwide are concerned that the problem is going to get worse.

“We need to take short- and long-term steps to make sure there are enough workers to meet future demand and avoid the costly construction delays that would come with labor shortages,” said Stephen Sandherr, the trade organization’s chief executive.

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