Attention job seekers: In the greater DC area there are many jobs in the construction, cleaning and storage sectors, companies told Telemundo 44.
Labor shortages are expected to increase in the coming months as many employees retire or find other jobs. Some construction companies offer incentives to keep workers.
Company owners said a labor shortage has caused delays in completing projects.
This is the case of Sofía Hernández, who works in a company that places employees with DC companies. Hernández said she saw some companies she worked with close or lose contracts.
“There’s a lot of work to do. Every day there’s more demand, but fewer people to work with,” Hernández said.
President of DC company Green Construction Services, Humberto Garcés, said nearly 30% of the jobs at his company are vacant.
“If the government doesn’t act immediately, there will be belly bangs in different sectors,” Garcés said.
Labor shortages are expected to worsen after President Joe Biden passed a $600 million infrastructure bill in November.
Hernández said he believes that given the labor shortage, a new plan needs to be created to keep up with demand for new infrastructure, such as by hiring workers from other countries.
How to apply if you are looking for work
For information on applying for a position through WorkBridge, call 240-517-5567.
For information on applying for a position through Green Construction Services, call 202-912-0840.