3 women, 1 construction site, 1 major push to end the labor and diversity shortage
Construction firms across the U.S. continue to battle a skilled labor shortage that is pushing project deadlines and costs in a negative direction.
In mid-2018, the Associated General Contractors of America noted 80% of construction firms reported difficulties in recruiting construction craft workers for job sites.
And, despite diversity pushes throughout the industry, only 939,000 women were in the construction industry in 2016, roughly 9% of the industry, according to the National Association of Women in Construction. This small figure continues to pose additional challenges to the industry's diversity and recruitment initiatives.
But one construction project under the umbrella of McCarthy Building Cos. In Allen, Texas, has all of the building blocks needed to reframe the construction shortage issue into one that proactively addresses the shortage through training, early recruiting and destigmatization of the industry for both female and male recruits...
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