Join us at the IECRM Annual Energy Expo showcasing the latest SMART home and office innovations and tools, technology, products, and supplies to the Electrical Contracting Industry. Meet electrical contracting employers and cheer on students in the live “WIRE-OFF” competition between the top 10 electrical apprentices in 4 categories determined by training level and the IECRM Four-Year Electrical Apprentice Program.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS FACE SKILLS CRISIS AS WORKLOADS SOAR … and things won’t be getting better anytime soon. Thousands of residential, commercial and industrial customers up and down the Front Range depend on electricity. New building in all three sectors is booming in Colorado. Yet despite the positive outlook, a feeling of uncertainty continues to loom over the electrical industry. This is due, in large part, to the raging labor shortage in electrical contracting. It’s not just a shortage of skilled electricians, but also office staff, drivers, project managers, estimators, and more.
Aside from the dwindling labor pool, contractors are also feeling the immediate impacts of the worker shortage as it leads to higher costs, longer project schedules, or no project at all. IECRM member companies are reporting that they are turning down work because they cannot find enough people to staff the new work.
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