Could Labor Shortage Delay Local Construction Growth?

May 2, 2006
Need for workers is growing faster than local labor supply in Florida

As the national development boom impacts local construction projects, a critical need is emerging for more skilled laborers, according to Industry People Group, Urbandale, IA, the nation’s leading online career services provider for construction-related industries. According to the Sarasota, FL-based Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics, construction laborers currently have the second-highest number of job vacancies in the state.

The study also cites that, in Sarasota County, six of the top 50 occupations with the most job vacancies were in a construction-related field. As the need for workers continues to grow faster than the local labor supply, hiring qualified talent becomes an even greater challenge and will result in construction delays.

“The construction industry is based on delivering a quality product on deadline, which is hard to accomplish when employers are busy sifting through resumes rather then spending time on the job site,” says Industry People Group Vice President of Marketing Georgann Smith.

This information was provided by Industry People Group, a leading full-service career hub serving the HVAC, sheet metal, controls, electrical, plumbing, and piping industry employers and job-seekers. Industry People Group is dedicated to providing industry human resources departments and job-seekers with quality human resource services and ample job opportunities. The company’s new Final 5 service provides employers with pre-qualified and screened candidates actively looking for a new career opportunity. To find out more, visit ( or call (
888) 482-2562.

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