Homebuilders Are Struggling To Find Skilled Workers

It’s a struggle we hear all too often, and we hear it a lot as headhunters in the construction industry. It goes against all logic, especially this past year when unemployment rocketed up, due to the pandemic. It left many Homebuilders scratching their heads….”Why can’t we find skilled workers?”

“A survey by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) found that builders’ top concern is labor, with 85% expecting future cost and availability problems, up from 13% in 2011. It’s a conundrum that predates the pandemic, but one that’s certainly been exacerbated by it. While unemployment peaked at almost 15% in 2020, empty construction jobs nevertheless hovered between 223,000-332,000- about the same number of open slots back when unemployment was only 4.1%. So what gives?”

Hear what business owners and industry experts are saying: https://www-bloomberg-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2021-01-15/finding-workers-is-getting-harder-for-busy-u-s-homebuilders