It’s no secret that the construction industry is in desperate need of more workers. Earlier this year, Associated Builders and Contractors found the industry will need to hire 650,000 more workers than the typical pace of hiring just to meet the demand for labor in 2022.
The United States veteran population offers a prime employment pool from which to hire these new workers. There are around 19 million veterans in the United States, with an estimated 200,000 Americans transitioning from the military each year. With some of Skanska’s leaders being veterans, the company is deeply familiar with the professional skills ingrained through military service and has experienced firsthand how those skills transfer seamlessly to the construction industry.
Reprinted courtesy of Darick Edmond and Jarrett Milligan, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.