Where to find labor, today and in the future
Four reasons are often given for housing's labor shortage, now much more acute in the wake of three destructive hurricanes that ripped through the Caribbean, Florida and Texas, and a wildfire conflagration that blasted California, north of San Francisco. Skilled workers left the field after losing their jobs during and after the Great Recession; immigrants are a waning stream of new skilled labor; skilled laborers are aging out of the trades at a faster rate new young ones are coming in; and young people don't get motivated by the thought of careers in the building trades. Which is a root cause, and which is, instead, a symptom?
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