29 Jan '17, 6pm

Tackling the Skilled Labor Shortage

Fine Homebuilding magazine has launched an effort to help reverse a decline in skilled labor, a trend that is threatening the construction industry and making it harder for homeowners to find qualified contractors. Writing in the March issue of the magazine , FHB Editor Rob Yagid said that the Keep Craft Alive campaign would include partnerships with industry organizations to build awareness of skills training, funding for student scholarships, and a new magazine section celebrating the value of craftsmanship. "Right now, a lot is happening in this industry, and not all of it is for the better," Yagid said. "Though the post-recession housing market is bouncing back, the construction workforce is not, and that’s posing significant challenges to anyone who works on or owns a home." He cites a recent report prepared by Marianne Cusato, a professor at Notre Dame's School of Ar...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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