Utility trainees from PG&E PowerPathway Pole Climbing Capstone course 2012 Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Battle of the Ages

As more electricians retire, your customers will have a tougher time finding qualified workers to replace them.

The devastation from the hurricanes in Houston, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands brings a renewed focus on one of the biggest challenges to ever face the construction industry: Where are all the skilled tradespeople who will do the work?

Labor shortages have plagued  all sorts of contractors throughout the construction industry over the past few years, as in many markets there’s more demand for new homes and commercial construction projects than there are people

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