Not too long ago, if you didn’t know where you wanted to work, you could always get into construction. The training was brief and at least you knew that you would have a job. However, the youth of today just don’t want to work in construction anymore.
The construction industry is struggling to attract younger job seekers, and with a shortage in workers, fewer homes can be built, which leads to a further shortage in single-family homes and higher prices for existing properties.
The effects of this current trend will be seen for years to come. Since the last housing boom in 2005, the available hiring pool of construction workers has shrunk in 48 states.
Why The Shortage?
Ten years ago, after the financial markets crashed, the building industry took a big hit and many workers were laid off.
Generally, the younger workers were the first to be let … Read MoreRead More »