It may or may not come as a surprise to you that the construction industry is facing a labor shortage. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median age of construction workers is 42.8; young workers under 34 make up less than a third of the total workforce. Other reports say that new hires of younger construction workers continue to trend down. Attracting younger generations to the home building field isn’t happening at a fast enough pace to keep jobs filled. But why? Marianne Cusato recently prepared a report for HomeAdvisor identifying some barriers that builders face to filling construction labor jobs, and offers tips to help overcome the issue. Read More