There is No Labor Shortage But We Are Short on This One Thing

Read the headlines, you will hear that contractors of all sizes are struggling to find good talent. I think there isn’t a talent shortage but a relationship shortage. You can find all the labor you need in subs, you just don’t have the right relationships. If you need someone to swing a hammer, what does it matter who they work for as long as the hammer gets swung?

If your business isn’t growing because you are being affected by a tight labor market, it is time to take another look at the pool of subs available to you right now.

By Darren

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2 comments on “There is No Labor Shortage But We Are Short on This One Thing”

There is a labor shortage if you don’t want good work being done. Our customers are high end, and if we hired a sub who did suspect work we would not be around for as long as we have. I get what you’re saying, but in our market quality products, the best people and execution make for much better business practices.

You need to do quality work in every market. I hear what you are saying, but if a sub (or an employee for that matter) isn’t cutting mustard, move on, but there are people out there who are looking for the work you provide, most companies don’t like to use subs and that is fine, but if you want to grow, and you can’t find direct hires, you’ve got to make it happen with better oversight, direction and expectations up front.

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