20,000 Construction Workers Needed In DFW

posted by Jeff K - 

According to a recent report on NBCDFW.com

The Dallas Builders Association says the DFW area needs 20,000 more construction workers to keep up with the pace of growth in our region.

A spokesman said they need more people in general, a good brick crew-size is 12 people, these days they're lucky to get anywhere from six to eight people. There's a big 'help wanted' sign on this industry right now.

It's not just homes, but multi-family buildings and commercial projects are also impacted.

In fact, the group says the labor shortage in North Texas is worse than in any other part of the nation. Due to the shortage, wages have increased over the past three years. Laborers can make approximately $15 an hour, while licensed sub-contractors can make around $90,000 a year.

Read the entire story courtesy NBCDFW.com

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