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Construction’s career crisis: Keeping workers on site and in the industry

November 1, 2021


Quite simply, many people aren’t aware of the career they could have in construction.

That’s a large reason experts say construction is struggling to find and keep workers who build careers, rather than just work jobs. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, larger numbers of the older workforce have retired than was expected, as some waited within the safety of their homes before evaluating their next career step.

At the same time, high schools seem to make college the only option for students, and it’s harder for some young people to see a future in construction.

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