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Fathers working together with their sons on Belman Homes’ construction sites are taking the “Take Your Kid to Work” theme seriously. Due to a shortage in manual labor nationwide, the parent and adult child pairing has become a necessity for some Milwaukee-area skilled trades laborers.
Easing the burden
According to a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey, June 2012 – March 2013 builders reported at least some shortage increase in 12 labor categories, including plumbers, carpenters and electricians. Among the reasons are a smaller demographic pool with Generation X and a more technologically focused population of Generation Y (whose population is comparable to baby boomers), said a Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) spokesperson. “Our challenge will be to compete for this population to choose our industry,” he said.....Read More At: http://www.jsonline.com/homes/additionalfeatures/266817851.html
- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 29 Date: 7/15/2014 7:20:05 AM -