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Labor Shortage Slows New Construction

Not long ago, construction jobs were scarce. When the Great Recession hit in 2008 and 2009, 31% of laborers left the construction industry, and they haven’t come back. In fact, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) estimates that there are 200,000 unfilled construction jobs in the United States. The ratio of job openings to hiring is at its highest level since 2007, when we were at the peak of the housing bubble.

Mesh WiFi for Construction

It used to be mark of a forward-looking company to have Wi-Fi in the job trailer. Now with the proliferation of online meetings and the connected nature of modern business, it has become a necessity. And just because most smartphones have built-in connections, does not mean that the jobsite will have adequate network coverage, or that the data plan allows unlimited usage. To conduct business in this digital age, you’ll need Wi-Fi attached to a high speed, unmetered internet connection on your jobsite and a solid Wi-Fi network in your main office.