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Think Colorado Doesn’t Have a Severe Shortage of Construction Workers? Think, Again!

This 2015 Colorado State University, conducted in partnership with our coalition partners show significant needs in this industry in the next two decades.

According to the report, it is estimated in Colorado there will be more than 60,000 new jobs in construction by 2023 (see Table 4 on page 38). This represents nearly a 47% increase above today’s employment levels, most of which will be created by specialty trade contractors (subcontractors). These are only NEW jobs, and do not account for the baby boomer generation, which will retire in record levels over the next ten years. Some economists believe that could add another 40,000 jobs. So make no mistake, our industry is heavily focused on better outreach to recruit tomorrow’s talent.

View the Report (.pdf)