The lack of skilled labor appears to have caused CECO Concrete Construction, a large subcontractor, to stop taking on jobs in Florida for 2014, according to this article. The shortage of skilled workers has prevented some general contractors from bidding and small subcontractors from taking on new work. In addition, regulations such as the E-Verify rule and the Affordable Care Act could hinder hiring of additional workers, said Doug Sutter, vice president of Sutter Roofing Co.

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