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Friday, November 30, 2012

The construction industry lost 2.2 million workers since 2007, and is still struggling with shortages.

“It has been a shock for us,” said Milton Chicas, who heads recruiting for Wayne Bros., a Kannapolis, N.C.-based commercial builder in the Southeast. “There are so many folks out of work right now, we thought we were going to have a large amount of individuals coming through the door.”

During the downturn, hundreds of thousands of laid-off construction workers left the field, retired or moved to other states to find work, leaving some markets without an adequate supply for even the current moderate upswing in activity.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.

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