Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Skilled Labor Shortage Will Soon Affect Modular Housing Industry

We all knew this was a problem and a recent survey by home services marketplace and website HomeAdvisor proved it when they found that the construction skilled labor shortage has created a labor gap that is affecting the economy, limiting construction business growth and endangering the ability of knowledgeable tradesman to be able to pass down their skills to future generations of workers.

In the survey, 93% of respondents said they believe that the labor shortage is preventing their businesses from growing over the next 12 months. And, while 50% of respondents plan to hire one or more skilled workers in the next year, 76% believe it will be hard to find new employees.

The survey also found that 61% of respondents believe that a lack of exposure to the skilled labor field is preventing younger generations from entering the trades. Respondents said there is a negative perception of the trades as a career and a lack of training options for those who want to pursue a career as a construction craftsman.


Anonymous said...

How true and Canada as well. Kent Homes is going automated over the next few years to remedy the decline ...what a same one thing is for sure homes built on site with climb in cost , we are soon to see built with human hands on labels and other items justifying the higher cost and making it a specialty item ...One day a customer might say "will you be here personally" or are you having robots do the job....

Josh said...

more work for us! this is what my framer (i stick build garage and .. well decks and such).

my framer is maybe 55. "more work for us!" he says.

this damn business! either no work, too much work, or too damn old for the work I got!