You know that one street that always seems to be a bit rough and filled with potholes? Every town I’ve lived in seems to have the one road that needs to be under construction. Roads like that are part of the plan to rebuild our infrastructure, but who’s going to do it? Sixty-one thousand jobs were added to the construction industry in February, a significant portion of the 313,000 positions that were added to the job market that month. It comes as no surprise to those of us in the industry; it’s been estimated that there will be a shortage of 1.5 million craft professionals by 2021.
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