'Help wanted' leads to higher construction costs
On: January 18, 2022 | By:
We all know people who have quit jobs recently, and we’ve seen those “help wanted” signs in storefronts and restaurant windows. Today, the Tennessean examines the shortage of skilled laborers, or construction workers with specialized certifications, in Middle Tennessee and across the country.
Business reporter Arcelia Martin explains in her in-depth report how construction projects across Middle Tennessee will cost more to build and take longer to complete because we do not have a robust workforce. Tennessee is short 200,000 construction workers across all trades, said Clay Crownover, president of the Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, a national trade organization.
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