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Construction industry facing shortage of workers

December 15, 2017

Construction industry facing worker shortageCareer Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) recently posted an article emphasizing the shortage of skilled professionals in the construction industry.

According to data CECU reviewed from a recent Associated General Contractors of America survey, seven in 10 construction contractors report difficulty finding enough qualified workers. Also, according to estimates from the Associated Builders and Contractors, an estimated 500,000 skilled construction jobs in America are unfilled.

While there is a shortage of skilled construction workers, the industry itself is poised for growth nationwide. Here’s an excerpt from CECU’s post:

“The future of work is increasingly in building and construction,” said Steven Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities. “American’s career education colleges and universities are committed to investing in America’s overall workforce by offering educational programs that train young people to be successful in fields such as construction.”

With the construction industry growing, especially after the devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, employers will be relying on graduates from the career education sector who are qualified to do the job.

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