US home construction is rebounding, but builders say they can't find enough qualified workers

  • Article by: ALEX VEIGA , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 10, 2013 - 12:33 AM
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theagonybhoMay. 9, 13 1:22 PM

This is pretty easy to figure out, the Government made it too easy to just collect unemployment rather than work.

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commonsens4uMay. 9, 13 1:53 PM

This is true in the MSP market as well. Just scan through Monster or the Strib job listings and you'll see nearly every major builder and contractors have listings to hire. Anyone who can't find a job in this environment either doesn't want one or may be unhireable.

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jpjc54May. 9, 13 2:35 PM

More trade schools that also teach the fundamentals of reading, writing, math and science will produce student who can more easily adapt to a dynamic demand for workers can help meet the demands of cyclical economies.

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furguson11May. 9, 13 2:50 PM

This is pretty easy to figure out, the pay isn't high enough and people with skills have other options.

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theagonybhoMay. 9, 13 3:29 PM

furguson11, ya we really need to get minimally skilled workers 30 bucks an hour, maybe we should just raise minimum wage to 40 bucks an hour.

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dtmonkeyboyMay. 10, 13 1:25 AM

Seriously...it is the governments fault when their aren't enough jobs, and now the governments fault when there are not enough workers....what a crock. The tea party movement and conservatives officially jumped the shark.

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theagonybhoMay. 10, 13 7:09 AM

dtmonkeyboy, when Bush was president it was his fault if the sun didnt shine, get over it, comes with the territory.

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