Are you having trouble finding the employees you need to meet customer demand and effectively grow your business? If so, you’re not alone. America is experiencing an unprecedented skilled labor shortage—and it’s preventing a number of home improvement and repair businesses from reaching their full potential.
Construction is expected to add jobs at the second-fastest rate among U.S. industries between now and 2024, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts. But business owners are struggling to fill open positions. In fact, a recent HomeAdvisor survey concludes that while half of HomeAdvisor survey respondents plan to hire one to three skilled workers in the next 12 months, 76 percent of them feel it will be hard to find those new employees. And 93 percent believe their businesses would grow in the next 12 months if not for hiring challenges.