Nearly three quarters of contractors surveyed by the Associated General Contractors of America said they are having problems finding skilled laborers. One possible solution could be to court Millenials in their teen and college years to join the trades, according to Equipment World's Executive Editor Tom Jackson. In addition, we need to change the way younger people look at construction workers, writes Wayne Grayson, because people today "no longer equate dirt with success. But we should," as Mike Rowe, host of the Dirty Jobs television show, says.

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