The construction industry provides solid, well paying jobs to over six million American workers every year. However, the industry is currently experiencing a critical shortage of skilled workers. To remain at the present level of workers, the construction industry needs a quarter of a million (250,000) new craft professionals per year to replace an aging and retiring work force. The key to attracting new workers and retaining current craft professionals is to provide high quality training that leads to lifetime career opportunity.
Military professionals, who bring aptitude and interest, can integrate quickly into construction jobs with the support of internal company training, training through associations and/or federal training programs. The demand is high for construction professionals and demand and financial reward will only increase as shortages continue in the industry over the next decade. Now is a perfect time to establish programs to bring on these outstanding men and women who will have an immediate, positive impact on your organization!
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