Constructor - November/December 2015 - (Page 66)

FINAL INSPECTION 2015 WORKFORCE SURVEY RESULTS AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of construction firms report trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots as demand for construction continues to rebound in many parts of the country, according to the results of an industry-wide survey of 1,358 construction firms released in September 2015 by AGC of America. Association officials called for new career and technical school programs, as well as other workforce measures to offset the labor shortages that are forcing firms to change how they operate and pose risks to workplace safety. REGIONAL NEWS MIDWEST BY THE NUMBERS - NATIONWIDE 89% - firms that expect to be hiring craft workers in the next 12 months 86% - firms that report having trouble filling both Ninety-two percent of firms expect to hire craft workers in the next 12 months. Seventy-four percent anticipate hiring salaried professionals during that same time frame. Of the firms that indicate trouble hiring craft positions, 80 percent are having trouble finding carpenters. Fifty-one percent have increased pay and/or benefits for hourly workers. NORTHEAST 70% - firms that rate the quality of the local Eighty-eight percent report having trouble filling salaried and/or hourly positions. Of the firms indicating trouble filling key salaried positions, 69 percent are having trouble finding project managers/ supervisors. 56% - firms that have increased base pay rates SOUTH salaried and hourly positions 73% - firms that expect to be hiring salaried professionals in the next 12 months pipeline for salaried professionals to be average or worse for hourly positions 53% - firms that expect it will continue to be hard to hire hourly professionals over the coming 12 months THIS WAY Follow us on Twitter @ConstructorMag for continuous construction news. Visit www.constructormagazine.com for up-to-date news and web exclusives! Subscribe to the print edition of the magazine and you'll receive Constructor Monthly, an eNewsletter delivered right to your inbox, filled with timely news and helpful articles: http://store.agc.org/AGC-Branding/ Constructor-Magazine. 66 constructor | N O VEM BER/ DECEM BER 2015 Ninety-three percent of firms expect to hire craft workers in the next 12 months. Of the firms that indicate trouble hiring craft positions, 78 percent are having trouble finding carpenters. Seventy-one percent of firms rate the quality of the local pipeline for salaried professionals to be average or worse. WEST Of the firms that indicate trouble hiring craft positions, 100 percent are having trouble finding millwrights and painters. Of the firms indicating trouble filling key salaried positions, 53 percent are having trouble finding project managers/supervisors. More than half indicate it will continue to be hard to hire hourly craft professionals in the next 12 months. http://www.constructormagazine.com http://store.agc.org/AGC-Branding/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - November/December 2015

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Play It Safe With BIM
Workforce Shortage Report: Western Region
Taking Off: The Unique Nature of Airport Construction
Pack Your Boots and Don Your Hat
Simonson Says
Shape Up and Ship Out
AGC San Diego Opens Fall Protection Campus
Inside AGC
Beyond Insulation
Member and Chapter News
Technology Toolbox
2015 Software Services Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor - November/December 2015

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