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ASK THE EXPERT: Attracting Gen Zers to the Plumbing Trade

Dec. 19, 2023

In 2021, 77% of builders and 78% of remodelers reported shortages of plumbers in their employ, notes the Home Builders Institute’s 2023 Construction Labor Market Report. This continued labor shortage hinders the plumbing industry’s growth as projects are rescheduled or canceled, or contractors turn down work because they don’t have enough plumbers on staff.

Skilled trade development can upskill employees to take on some of these roles, but that will not be enough to fill the gap in residential/commercial new construction and the retrofit/repair/replacement sector.

High 5 Plumbing owner Levi Torres discusses how Gen Z career development has helped this generation thrive at his company, and how Niagara’s eco-friendly plumbing technology helps fulfill Gen Z’s need to help communities and the environment.

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