Labor Shortages in Construction
It is no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has upended society as we know and the norms we are used to. But was we begin to recover and try to obtain a semblance of normalcy in our personal and professional lives, remnants of the pandemic remain. One often discussed problem in the construction industry is the shortage of materials and the increased prices that brings. Another issue that is equally as pressing is the shortage of labor in the construction industry. Before construction was deemed “essential,” the industry lost approximately one million workers at the start of the pandemic. It has yet to win back all of those workers.