The majority of roofing companies recognize that they are facing a significant skills shortage. With more business opportunities and profitability in roofing than ever before, many employers in the industry are struggling to find qualified professionals to meet the demand. In fact, despite the unemployment rate falling below four percent in April 2019, there are reportedly millions of jobs to fill in industries like roofing and construction. As a result, roofing companies are forced to either turn down work or develop new strategies to solve the problem. In some cases, retaining talented workers is more challenging as the demand for these skilled roofing professionals is at an all-time high.
In this four-part article, members of Roofing Alliance, the Foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), will discuss the primary reasons why this increasingly difficult trend continues in roofing. We will also discuss ways that roofing businesses can recruit and retain young talent. Lastly, we will discuss several roofing training and roofing education initiatives that the Roofing Alliance is committed to in order to combat the increasingly dire labor shortage issue. For information on membership opportunities devoted to advancing the roofing industry, contact the Roofing Alliance today.
There are a myriad of reasons why a labor shortage exists in roofing. Here are some common causes that have resulted in the skilled labor gap:
Membership opportunities with the Roofing Alliance are available to all roofing professionals. For more information on our organization’s objectives or how you can make a commitment to the Roofing Alliance, please contact us today.