Newfoundland construction industry emerging from slump: Labour shortage issue looms, says NLCA chair

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James Loder
NLCA chair James Loder

Incoming Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA) chair James Loder says conditions are improving for the province’s construction industry.

In an interview with VOCM after the NLAC’s annual conference in early March, he said that small and independent builds are powering the industry, replacing high profile mega-projects, as the industry emerges from a slump.

He says the industry’s next big challenge is finding people to fill the rush of jobs as workers retire. There is a need to replace retiring workers, he said, by making the work more enticing or encouraging immigration from other parts of the country or the world.

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