Nashville’s recent development boom has sparked worries among construction industry leaders about a looming worker shortage.
With teens being pushed toward college and older workers entering retirement, many construction companies, such as Nashville’s Shaub Construction Co., are finding that there are not enough skilled workers to fill the positions available.
“We are pursuing skilled carpenters and knowledgeable superintendents,” said Bic Parma, vice president of Shaub Construction. “We place ads, but many of the candidates we see simply do not have the experience that we need.”
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