Houston-area reconstruction after Harvey could be hurt by labor shortage

TRD New York /
Sep.September 08, 2017 05:13 PM

As the flood waters recede from Hurricane Harvey, Houston-area residents could find hundreds of thousands of homes that need to be repaired or rebuilt. But contracting firms are worried about finding enough workers with proper training and certifications. “There is not enough skilled labor to meet this challenge today, immediately,” Texas Association of Builders executive director Scott Norman said. [Houston Chronicle]


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