Video: Construction’s “Weird Disconnect” with Young Workers | The Dirt #35

Updated Sep 10, 2021

In this episode of The Dirt, we discuss the “weird disconnect” between construction employers and younger workers.

The old-timers’ constant refrain that the younger generation doesn’t want to work meets an unspoken reality. Many high school graduates have never done real manual labor and have no idea what to expect on a jobsite. That combined with construction’s tradition of yelling at workers who make mistakes is leading many young workers to wrongly conclude they’re just not cut out for construction, so they quit.

After spending time talking with young workers, host of The Dirt, Bryan Furnace, embarks on a discussion on how the construction industry can bridge the disconnect.

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