Compensation and Benefits

Hire trained and skilled labor

Lew Sichelman’s article, “Home construction suffers from lack of trades workers” (Chicago Tribune, Sept. 13,) presents the claim by homebuilders that there is an extreme shortage of  tradespeople to meet residential homebuilding needs, which is creating delays and inferior home construction. The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters (CRCC), which operates one of the largest training programs in the United States, boasts tens of thousands of highly trained and skilled tradespeople who are ready and willing to address this problem. Our members have undergone years of training in building their careers to ensure that they are experienced in every facet of our...