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Surviving the Skilled Labor Shortfall Will Require Contractors to Get Creative

At the end of last year, construction employment reached its highest level since March 2008. According to analysis of government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the increase in December alone was 38,000 jobs and 280,000 jobs, or 4%, over the past year, taking the total number to 7,352,000. Couple that stat with the reality that general unemployment hit a 50-year low in September at 3.7%, there’s more work out there than many construction companies know what

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