Labor shortage impacting Tucson, U.S., becoming economic threat

The continued and chronic shortage of skilled labor could undermine local and national economic growth and make development projects more expensive and time-consuming.

Such are the findings of a new survey of national contractors — 80 percent of whom say they are having a difficult time filling positions.

Job openings in the construction industry are at the highest levels since 2000, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows.

“Workforce shortages that make construction projects more costly and slower to build run the risk of undermining broader economic growth,” the report…

Continued at Tucson.com…

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