Country's energy projects spark shortage of skilled construction workers

09/19/2013 | FuelFix.com

Investments of more than $100 billion by the energy sector to build and expand pipelines, refineries and chemical plants from now through 2016 are expected to create a shortage of skilled construction labor, according to experts speaking at a conference earlier this week. They suggest the shortage will result in wage growth in the range of 5% to 6%, and that metro areas with high unemployment rates -- Detroit, Los Angeles, Cleveland and others -- could help fill the demand.

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