Thursday, January 22, 2015

Brookstone Builders, Inc.-Laborers, Carpenters/plumbers shortage

Found these numbers in Remodeling trade magazine, November 2014 issue, that I thought I would share.  The next generation the working class should keep these numbers in mind when thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.  Trade school might just be a good idea and your parents will thank you later because you saved them thousands in super expensive University tuition.

Construction laborers and carpenters rank 10th and 13th, on the list of job categories that will see the most growth by 2022.
  • 1.2 million -number of carpenters needed nationwide, 2022
  • 901,200 -number of carpenters nationwide, 2012
  • 6.5%-number of how many more jobs are forecast for, 2016
  • 11.52 million-number of jobs projected to commissioned this year nationwide.

A few years from now, an hour with a good plumber-if you can find one is going to cost more than an hour with a good psychiatrist. At which point we'll all be in need of both.  Mike Row, host of "Dirty Jobs", in testimony to Congress.

Currently things are slow so I guess it is a long slow journey but I do hope this is the way our industry goes.

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