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Majority of South Dakota construction companies seeing increase in workers

According to a 2021 Workforce Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, 50% of...
According to a 2021 Workforce Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, 50% of construction firms in the states saw an increased headcount, while 22% saw a reduction in workers, and 28% saw no real change.(Nick Nelson)
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM MDT
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Despite workforce shortages in the construction industry on a national scale, the state of South Dakota is seeing more construction workers, even during the pandemic.

According to a 2021 Workforce Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America, 50% of construction firms in the states saw an increased headcount, while 22% saw a reduction in workers, and 28% saw no real change.

This contrasts with national numbers, which show that 89% of contractors are having a thought time finding workers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Research by AGC shows this is resulting in many firms experiencing project delays and rising material costs.

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