Median construction worker age on par with US workforce — for now

August 31, 2017

The construction workforce trending older has been cause for concern in some parts of the U.S. as the industry continues to cite the skilled labor shortage as one of its most critical problems. The Northeast, especially, could face challenges as its current workforce ages out of the industry and the region struggles to replenish its worker pipeline.

Investment in vocational training curriculum for high schools is one way to regenerate the construction workforce, John Courson, president and CEO of the NAHB’s Home Builders Institute (HBI) told Construction Dive in February.

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