Labor Supply Tightens 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 who are