FORT MYERS, Fla. – The construction industry is sounding the alarm that it is in the grips of a worker shortage.
The matter is so serious that some companies are turning away work because they can’t meet the demand. It’s the latest problem the industry has had to confront including a shortage in lumber and air conditioning units and parts.
Leland Osborne can have his pick of jobs right now in the construction industry.
“I started out working in our sheet metal shop,” Osborne said. “I worked out there for about a year and a half.”