Construction sector labor shortage persists

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According to almost half of Hungarian SMEs, there is still a labor shortage in the construction industry, according to a non-representative survey conducted by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BKIK) in early April, writes hrportal.hu.

The chamber's research at the Construma's construction trade fair found that the problem is most pronounced in the field of skilled physical labor.

More than 300 companies that completed the BKIK questionnaire were asked where they saw a shortage of professionals in the construction and related sectors.

According to the survey, about 42% of companies have a permanent vacancy.

They will generally not find a professional for these jobs for months. The main problem is the lack of sufficient qualified professionals and the size of the wages offered, and the shortage of the most skilled manual workers.

Of these, carpenters and bricklayers are the hardest to find.

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