Wisconsin Builders Association: October proclaimed as Careers in Construction Month
October 9, 2020 – With over 15,000 job openings projected in the construction industry in 2021, the Wisconsin Builders Association (WBA) is thanking Governor Evers for proclaiming October as Careers in Construction Month.

In 2019, 125,033 individuals were employed throughout the state in construction and extraction occupations, with a projection of over 127,000 individuals working in the construction trades in 2021. The employment numbers provided by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development show a continuing shortfall of workers to fill much-needed construction jobs.

“When builders are unable to schedule trades on time because of the lack of qualified workers, it means that buyers are unable to move into their home on time. These delays and production logjams are hurting the housing recovery by increasing the cost of building homes and making housing more expensive for consumers,” said WBA President Jeff Dorner....

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