Majority of South Dakota construction companies seeing increase in workers
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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