I'm in a Labor Shortage Mood …

Labor-shortage-drumbeater Roger Herman would be proud that: 
 
-Today’s Financial Times reports that in Australia, “some mining investment projects have been mothballed through lack of suitably qualified engineers.”
 
-At the Texas oil rig company Beacon Maritime, “the lack of adequate labor is a factor in accepting new contracts … The company wants to more than double its labor force … but recruiting is coming up short for welders, fitters, apprentices, carpenters, plumbers and electricians,” according to the Beaumont Enterprise.
 
-California raisin growers, in the agricultural valley areas, are short of the employees they need.
 
-Meanwhile, in the California desert areas, “growth in residential building has stretched the local labor supply thin. Local contractors also have been hard-pressed to find qualified laborers, planners and managers for projects … A result is that some housing projects have faced building delays,” according to the Desert Sun.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s