The outlook for finding good workers in the construction industry appears to be dismal, according to statistics released by the Construction Industry Institute predicting a 75% shortage of people entering the construction workforce. It's no wonder, then, that finding and hiring workers has fast become the No. 1 problem for many contractors. Clearly, these desperate times require rigorous recruitment strategies. To track down your next new hires, you must be willing to use a variety of recruiting techniques, even if your efforts require extra time and money. Here are some good strategies to try.