Sunday, June 12, 2005

We should all have such problems

A fascinating note on this region's employment issues shows that we've got a problem coming - our unemployment is too low.

::::::::The D.C. region is being urged to prepare for a shortage of workers.

A report by Prince George's Community College finds the construction industry and nursing profession are among those facing the biggest problems. The findings appear in Saturday's Washington Post.

According to the study, Maryland's construction industry estimates it could hire 7,500 workers today, but it can't fill those jobs because applicants are ill-prepared or lack transportation to get to work.

Apparently, the construction industry's problems have increased along with an increase in the number of high school students who are going to college instead of directly entering the workforce. Hmmm.