Over the next 12 years, the industry will experience a loss of 80 percent of the existing skilled workforce. Employers are seeking qualified building trade professionals to fill the positions of retiring employees, and will be vying to hire trained professionals to reinforce their decreasing workforce and to prevent a major job shortage in the building industry. The first week of Building Safety Month will address what can be done to help preserve the industry’s workforce and maintain our high standards for building safety. Read more.