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A widening skills gap is affecting a number of worldwide industries, with manufacturing and construction both near the top of that list. In the case of construction, 80% of residential contractors and over 50% of commercial contractors said that skill positions were increasingly difficult to fill, according to separate surveys from 2018. It hasn’t gotten better since then — eight out of 10 construction companies still can’t find the workers they need.

Some of it is out of their control, and in long-tailed sectors like these, composed of thousands of small and medium-sized businesses, it’s almost impossible to muster an…

Nic De Bonis

CEO of Workyard, an online workforce management platform designed specifically to help construction companies more effectively manage their labor and costs.

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