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In coronavirus crisis, US construction firms begin turning to layoffs, furloughs

April 9, 2020


The economic woes are tied to a slowdown in work, respondents said, and 30% of firms said they had been asked by government officials to shut down construction sites. In addition, 53% of respondents said their projects have been delayed by owners and another 7% said owners had canceled their projects.

The survey found that contractors are facing a range of issues related to COVID-19, including materials shortages, PPE shortages, potential infected workers, lack of government action and a shortage of craftworkers.

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