DNEWS: "Labor shortage? Utah construction businesses concerned about availability of workers, report finds"

Utah is the third fastest-growing state in the nation, and we must be consistently intentional in how we address that growth. I agree with General Contractors of America that improving the construction labor pool will require an increase of funding for career and technical education training, as well as an approach to immigration reform that increases opportunities for skilled laborers wishing to legally enter and work in the United States. Our nation is moving forward and we cannot allow progress to be impeded by antiquated systems and schools of thought. Change is coming, our future is bright and expansive, and Utah should be at the forefront of these movements rather than allowing our workers and communities to be left behind.