Construction firms 'experiencing severe difficulties in hiring workers'

Construction firms 'experiencing severe difficulties in hiring workers'

A survey has found that 89% of construction companies in Ireland say they are experiencing severe difficulties in hiring workers.

According to the Construction Industry Federation, the roles most in demand are blocklaying, plastering, tiling, painting and decorating.

Businesses also reported a severe lack of engineers, quantity surveyors, foremen, project managers, general operatives, ground workers and apprentices.

Up to 74% of companies said recruitment issues are directly impacting their ability to deliver projects on time.

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