It's no secret the roofing industry has been facing difficulty recruiting new workers. There is a long history of issues associated with recruiting workers into the roofing industry, and developing solutions requires a deep understanding of roofing work and the industry's workforce and its relationship to the U.S. marketplace.
One of several initiatives NRCA is implementing to help address the problem is a new online Career Center, which is scheduled to launch during the 2016 International Roofing Expo® (IRE).
A history of shortages
During the early 1980s, a shortage of skilled roofing workers arose as the U.S. economy rebounded from the recession of the 1970s.