The construction industry faces a stark shortage of labor. The challenge of recruiting workers to the industry has only increased in an era where young people see college increasingly advertised as the best or only option for building their careers.
But across the country, employers, nonprofits, labor groups and individuals are developing new methods to find workers — largely from underrepresented fields — and place them on jobsites. In Help Wanted, a monthly series, Construction Dive highlights those grassroots efforts to fill hard hats across the country.
Read on about the people that are working to make a change in the industry, one initiative at a time.
Do you know of a group that is helping attract workers to the construction industry? Let us know.