This is a story a couple years in the making (see "Why Companies That Build Homes Are Having A Hard Time Finding Workers" ): At about this time in 2012 we saw the first uptick in housing starts and existing home sales after a painful four-year ride. No one needs to be reminded of the recession of 2008 and the bubble-bursting decline in house building.
The industry shed 1.4 million jobs after the bust, but has added back only about 200,000 jobs the recovery gained traction in 2012.
What's your take on the issue? Is the construction industry going through a fundamental change or are we still in the midst of it self-correcting?