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Construction Jobs ‘Are Out There, But There Aren't Enough Qualified’ Applicants - While The National Workforce ‘Is On The Rebound, The Pandemic Is Forcing Many People To Either Search For Work Or Change Their Careers’

Published Sunday, January 10, 2021
by Renae Skinner/www.KOAA.com
Construction Jobs ‘Are Out There, But There Aren't Enough Qualified’ Applicants - While The National Workforce ‘Is On The Rebound, The Pandemic Is Forcing Many People To Either Search For Work Or Change Their Careers’

(COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO) - While our National Workforce is on the rebound, the Coronavirus Pandemic is forcing many to either have to search for work or change their careers all together.

There's one program called The Community Builders Program that offers Apprenticeship Training to under-served communities to help fill the Construction Workforce shortage.

The program is usually offered for 12 weeks and has a Colorado Chapter.

There is a huge shortage of Minority Workers particularly in the Construction Industry, says one Construction Representative, who explained: "Our hire percentage is about (70%) of those participants are hired.  Seventy-five-percent of them are retained as Employees."

Students require no experience in the industry and after graduating they receive job placement.

These entry-level jobs pay $16 an hour, but in five years a Worker can expect to be making $90,000 annually.

During the pandemic, students a chance to hammer away at a safe distance.

Training is offered on-line and in-person.

And there are plans to expand the program across the country in 2021.

If you live in Western New York and are interested in an Apprenticeship Program offered by the individual Member Unions of the Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council, go to: https://www.buffaloniagaratrades.com/

To Directly Access This Apprenticeship And Training Labor News Story, Go To: www.koaa.com/rebound/construction-jobs-are-out-there-but-there-arent-enough-qualified-applicants

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