Contractors call for state training programs to make up for shortfall of skilled construction workers

Rising demand for residential construction is starting to outpace the number of workers available to do the work, some home builders say.

May 22, 2013

Rising demand for residential construction is starting to outpace the number of workers available to do the work, some home builders say. The worker shortage was caused by those who left the industry after the housing downturn. Trade associations such as the Associated General Contractors of America want states to provide training programs to encourage more people to join the trades in the future.

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