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This is according to the Construction Industry Training Board’s latest figures. The figures predict that there will be an annual shortfall of 1790 workers a year to 2019.
The shortfall is partly due to the recent recession, with builders having been made redundant, and therefore forced out of the construction industry. With housebuilding on the rise, the CITB are looking to encourage the previously unemployed workers back into the profession.
Janette Welton-Pai, the CITB’s Greater London Manager, said, “Ensuring that we have the workforce required will still prove a major challenge for industry.
“Many employers are already struggling to source the skilled employees they need to carry out work and unless they plan effectively now the problem will persist into the medium and longer term.”
London’s industry growth is expected to be 3.7% a year over the next five years, making it the highest across the UK. This can be explained by projects such as Westfield’s £1 billion expansion of Shepherd’s Bush shopping centre.
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