Constructor - September/October 2015 - (Page 47)

THE SOUTH WORKFORCE SHORTAGE REPORT SOUTHERN RESULTS BY THE NUMBERS 86% of construction firms in the South report having a hard time finding enough qualified workers in their region. Firms are changing the way they operate to help cope with worker shortage. Nearly 50% reported an increased use of subcontractors over the past year 42% increased their use of staffing firms In the January/February issue, we showed you the overall national results of AGC of America's recent survey sent to construction firms to gauge the extent of worker shortages. The Sept/Oct issue details the findings of this survey for the Southern region of the country. TO RETAIN AND/OR RECRUIT COMPANIES... Quality Craft Workers 69% have increased their base pay rates 30% have provided incentives and/or bonuses 22% have increased contributions or improved benefits Quality Construction Professionals 59% have increased their base pay rates 28% have provided incentives and/or bonuses 20% of firms have invested in more labor-saving equipment, tools and machinery 21% have increased contributions or improved benefits

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2015

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Lean in and Learn
Construction Corner
Getting Ready for the Big Ships
Old, New, Tried & True
Simonson Says
The Picture of Health
Technology Toolbox
Inside AGC
Workforce Shortage Report: Southern Region
Bringing the Los Angeles Hall of Justice Back to Life
Employee Benefit Selections Can Yield Greater Rewards
2015 Insurance Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

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