Construction Labor Shortages – Developing The Workforce of Tomorrow

  It is a well-known fact that skilled labor is increasingly difficult to find. The shortage has been attributed to many factors, including the financial crisis of 2008, the retirement of the baby boom generation, and millennials that are entering the workforce. WHAT FACTORS HAVE CREATED THE LABOR SHORTAGES? During the recession of 2008, the … Read more

Labor Shortage Hitting Minnesota Harder

The Star Tribune reports that 92% of Minnesota employers polled reported difficulty filling their skilled labor positions. This compares to only 80% nationwide, highlighting the uphill battle we have. This excerpt highlights how we’ve arrived here: Minnesota’s construction industry grew 20% from 2014 to 2018, said Sean O’Neil, a workforce development coordinator with the Minnesota … Read more