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Hiring Construction Workers in a Frantic Post-Covid Job Market

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Hiring Construction Workers in a Frantic Post-Covid Job Market

McCarthy's Director of Talent Acquisition discusses solutions to the skilled labor shortage in construction. 


March 23, 2022

McCarthy Building Companies' Director of Talent Acquisition, Ben Craigs, discusses the construction giant's recruitment and training strategies in a hyper-competitive market. Craigs sits down with BD+C Senior Editor John Caulfield.

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