Solving the Skilled Labor Shortage

Solving the Skilled Labor Shortage

How electrical contracting and engineering firms are recruiting, training, and cultivating tomorrow’s leaders amid some serious challenges

In the next six years, the construction industry could face a shortage of 1.6 million workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, many of the nation’s top electrical contracting companies and engineering firms aren’t waiting until the last minute to embrace this challenge.

For example, a six-year apprenticeship program has been going strong for 15 years at USIS, a Pearl River, N.Y.-based electrical contracting firm. The Lagana family, who owns and opera

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