With the construction industry struggling to find qualified workers, the industry is looking anywhere it can to fill positions. One resource is from Federal and State Government registered apprenticeship programs. Unfortunately, according to the Association Builders and Contractors or ABC
Economists indicate Americans are still building despite issues with the supply chain. Industrial production rose 0.9% in March, more than double what was expected. February numbers also showed improvement, all despite new supply chain problems stemming from more lockdowns and the war in Ukraine.
Production was led by a 7.8% in car manufacturing off
Posted: April 18, 2022
A massive lockdown in Shanghai, China is creating new supply chain problems.
The Asian city is reporting 25,000 new cases each day, according to state media. Officials have begun easing the lockdown for some areas despite the high case numbers, but the majority of the city remains immobilized, leaving trucking at a standstill.
This isn't enough
The war in Ukraine threatens to create more supply chain issues heading into the summer of 2022. Soaring energy prices are the main problem along with suspended trade routes stemming from the conflict.
The invasion of the Ukraine by Russian forces is an unfortunate turn of events as the supply chain issues of 2021,