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ABC: Government-Registered Apprenticeship System Alone Won’t Solve Construction Labor Shortage

by | May 3, 2023 | ABC | 0 comments

WASHINGTON, May 3—It would take 12 years for federal and state government-registered apprenticeship programs to educate the more than half a million workers the construction industry needs to hire in 2023, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of recently released U.S. Department of Labor data. ABC estimates that the construction industry’s federal and state government-registered apprenticeship system yielded just 45,000 completers of four-to-five-year apprenticeship programs in 2022.

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