For the last decade (pre-COVID), the demand and lack of skilled labor may have slowed production and increased housing costs more than any other factor. This condition is not new to the U.S. housing industry; the nation faced similar conditions at the founding of the country, and the evolution of the U.S. education system and the building trades have contributed to our modern labor woes.
Is there a path that will lead us out of this? The answer will depend on where the future of housing is going, which is any one’s guess now. But, by exploring our past, we may be able to see more clearly what got us here and help us avoid repeating past mistakes.
In this episode, Tim and Steve welcome Clayton DeKorne to the show to explore this topic further. Clayton is Chief Editor of the JLC Group for Hanley Wood, LLC. Clayton has been with JLC since it’s “early days” in 1988, joined Hanley Wood when JLC was acquired, and also was the founding education director for the JLC Live series of events held annually around the country.
Tim, Steve and Clayton address the skilled labor issue, which includes:
- The role technology plays in the future of our workforce.
- How our colonial history can possibly transform the state of the industry today.
- How income plays a role in how some choose a profession.
- And more…
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