With an industry-wide labor shortage and an economy resurging after a global pandemic, the construction industry is scrambling to staff jobs and complete projects. According to an AGC and Autodesk survey in mid-2022, 66% of contractors had projects that were delayed because of labor shortages.
With an increasing need for skilled labor, many are now turning to historically underrepresented populations, like women and minorities, to fill this gap.
Reprinted courtesy of Jessica Packard, Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. All rights reserved.