San Antonio adds 2,100 contractors to payrollsSan Antonio adds 2,100 contractors to payrollshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=62092013-09-27T16:13:00Z2013-09-27T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - Over the 12 months ended August 31, 2013, construction firms in the San Antonio-New Braunfels area added 2,100 employees to their payrolls.

As of August 31, 2012, local contractors reported a total of 41,500 employees. A year later, the employment count stood at 43,600 — an increase of 5 percent.

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) tracks construction-sector employment in 339 metros. Out of the 339 metros, the greater San Antonio area is currently ranked at No. 105 — compared to August 2012 through 2013 where it was ranked 194.

The local industry is facing a shortage of both profession and craft workers. The shortage is made more frustrating by the fact that local contractors are seeing an uptick in new-project work.

San Antonio Business Journal
San Antonio-New Braunfels
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