The construction industry is facing a labor shortage and according to the Census Bureau, the new hires of younger construction worker continues to trend down. A HomeAdvisor report shows that millennials are staying away from construction jobs due to such factors as the stigma that white collar jobs are more respectable and a lack of professional exposure.
The HomeAdvisor report gives four suggestions for recruiting young workers into the construction industry such as inspiring entrepreneurship:
According to the report, about 60% of millennials say that business ownership is their primary motivation when they begin their chosen profession (others attribute that motivation to the perception that entrepreneurs benefit from flexible hours and autonomy). By emboldening entrepreneurship in the home building industry and searching for new, innovative ways to achieve goals, builders will be able to attract more young people (although more on the business side of the aisle).