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Labor Shortage

Couture tower construction
Sep 28, 2023

Forecast: Economic challenges ahead as rates rise and labor shortages remain

Recession risks, labor shortages, office vacancies and interest rates were all hurdles ahead for contractors.

trade labor shortage
Sep 22, 2023

The trade labor shortage is nothing new, but its impacts are

Skilled trades employers posted over 200,000 job openings in April 2023.

Sep 7, 2023

Construction workforce shortages continue, survey indicates

Not many candidates vying for work in the construction industry have the skills needed to do so, adding to workforce shortages, according to results of a survey by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk.

Mar 17, 2023

Supply chain, labor issues still rattling construction industry

The overall cost of construction materials dipped in the last couple of months for the first time since 2020. However, home builders are still facing an uphill battle with lack of warehousing storage and a tight labor market, among other factors.

Jan 5, 2023

5 industry trends to watch in 2023

The construction industry in Wisconsin is poised to battle usual suspects in the new year, with labor availability and prices up with inflation among the biggest challenges ahead.

Jan 3, 2023

Creatively attracting talent: Construction outlook for 2023

The construction business is booming. Across the country, the industry is short 650,000 workers to meet current demand.

Oct 21, 2022

Tackling the manufacturing hiring crisis

“We are hiring.” How many times have you seen that this week? Or even just today? It seems no industry is immune from the labor shortage crisis.

Jan 18, 2022

Wisconsin Republicans seek to tighten unemployment benefits

Wisconsin Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday that would tighten eligibility for unemployment benefits and Medicaid coverage, saying the bills are designed to help alleviate what they maintain is a crippling labor shortage in the state.

Dec 29, 2021

ON THE LEVEL: Is federal infrastructure bill a good problem to have?

If contractors had to sum up the prospect of getting work from the recently passed federal infrastructure bill amid continuing labor and supply shortages, many would no doubt say: It’s a good problem to have. Others, of a more skeptical cast of mind, might add: Be careful what you wish for.

Dec 27, 2021

Wisconsin’s labor shortage could last years. Here’s how employers, workers can succeed

To understand how Wisconsin’s labor shortage has transformed the jobs market, look no further than an Oct. 14 job fair to hire workers for expansions of Pierce Manufacturing’s production plants in Neenah and Fox Crossing.

Sep 2, 2021

AGC: Contractors face labor shortage, rising costs, supply chain delays in COVID recovery

A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, contractors are contending once again with a shortage of labor that's compounding supply chain delays and project disruptions.

May 21, 2020

ON THE LEVEL: With Kessenich, AGC of Greater Milwaukee places priority on local experience (VIDEO)

After sifting through more than 150 applications, officials at the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee found they didn’t have to go far for their next chief executive. Mark Kessenich, who will take the reins at the AGC of Greater Milwaukee in June, has spent the past eight years at the workforce-group development group WRTP/Big Step, six of those as president. Recent months have[...]


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