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Old Posted Aug 27, 2019, 7:43 PM
Makid Makid is offline
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post
Thanks for the info, Makid! You obviously have more insider info than I do, I was just speculating. I hope you're right. And if you're also right about the construction worker shortage, maybe I should think about a career change...
I have a friend to changed careers to become a certified electrician. I also tried to talk my nephew into learning a trade. Sadly, he was all interested until he realized that it would mean manual labor.

There is a stigma against manual labor for some people and that causes many of the younger people to shift away from the various trades. This leads to both a lack of workers and increasing labor costs.

The State and SL County have been sponsoring work groups to help get more people to look at the trades as a career. I hope they are successful in getting an increase in workers to start to replace those that will be retiring soon.
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