Lack of Skilled Workers Impacting Construction

When speaking with subcontractors in the area over the last year, the resounding feedback on the biggest impact of operation of their business is with the difficulty finding skilled workers in their field; plumbers, electricians, masons and so on.

You have a generation of retiring craftspersons and increasing project workloads that are putting a strain on construction hiring. Perhaps more promotion, education and training in high school could help promote the benefits of a construction career.

This article sites specific labor challenges with US petrochemical projects along the Gulf Coast.

 

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