The American job market has been seeing historically low unemployment levels for some time now, meaning it’s harder for employers to find qualified job applicants to fill key positions. But some industries are feeling the sting of the tight labor market more painfully than others.
Tight Labor Market in Construction
The construction industry in particular is finding it difficult to recruit and train qualified employees. “With the retirement of baby boomers in full swing, the construction industry is grappling with its biggest challenge: refilling its pool of employees,” says Jason M. Bailey, an author for The New York Times.