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The Labor Shortage: What to do?

Posted by Joshua Causey on Sep 11, 2018 9:06:59 AM

Guest Post by Joshua Causey, C&B Electric, Dallas, TX

Everyone in construction is talking about the shortage of skilled labor and we constantly are asking how we as an industry can close the gap. Many conversations mention well meaning programs like builder sponsored trade school partnerships with local community colleges, as well as how different trades might create their own school to quickly educate a non skilled employee. These are all great conversations and solutions for the future, but from a practical viewpoint, what do we do in the meantime to address the issue, today?  

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