Finding good subs and
employees can be tough
As the New England and New York
building economy continues its
recovery from the 1991 recession,
contractors around the region are
finding good subs and employees
in short supply. This shortage hasn't
seriously hampered many contractors
— yet. But if the region's
construction economy continues to
improve, many contractors may
find themselves in increasing competition
for good subs and employees
— and trying new ways to find
and keep good help.
"It's a huge problem," says
Chuck Huizenga, executive director
of the Associated General
Contractors (AGC) of Vermont.
"You can find people who want to
be hired, but very few people with
the skills or work ethic you need.
We've got member companies