The construction industry, faced with the loss of 5,600 jobs in the Triangle alone when the 2008 recession hit, now is open for business and badly in need of skilled labor at a time when craftworkers can earn excellent pay in strong careers, Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) reported on its website, citing a WRAL-TV news broadcast that featured CAGC leader Charlie Wilson.
“Electrician or plumber, they can make $60,000, $80,000, $100,000 a year,” said Wilson of C.T. Wilson Construction in Durham and a member of CAGC’s Education Foundation Board of Trustees. Because of the skilled labor shortage, the construction industry is reaching out to high schools and community colleges to ramp up craftworker training.
Click here for the full story that was aired on the Raleigh NBC affiliate in Raleigh on Dec. 9.