Craftworker Shortage Was Easing Slightly Before COVID-19 Crisis Hit

The Association of Union Contractors (TAUC)

Labor shortages in the union construction and maintenance industry were still prevalent in early 2020, but respondents to a survey conducted between mid-January and mid-February reported that the problem had leveled off somewhat. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, upending conventional wisdom and compelling contractors, labor representatives and owner-clients to deal with a dramatically altered business landscape.

The large sample size and carefully worded questions combine to make this one of the most useful labor supply reports available, and the only union-specific study focusing on construction and maintenance.

 

Survey Results

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