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Construction Workers 'Left the Business and They Didn't Come Back'

Home builders are facing delays and rising costs as they struggle to find enough construction workers.

That’s partly a function of the housing boom and bust, which helped push industry-wide employment above 7.7 million in 2006, only to watch it come crashing down by nearly 2.3 million over the next five years. While builders are used to ups and downs, the most recent bust was extreme in magnitude and duration.

Read entire article: "Construction Workers Left the Business and They Didn't Come Back" - The Wall Street Journal - October 13, 2015

Posted on October 13, 2015.
 

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Clackamas Workforce Partnership, formerly known as Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County, is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for workforce development within Clackamas County and the State of Oregon. Our mission is to address critical workforce, educational, and training challenges, and develop a skilled workforce that meets the needs of businesses and strengthens the local economy of Clackamas County. Learn more about us.