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The construction industry is seeking young workers, specifically, gamers. 74% of construction firms are reporting that they are having difficulty finding skilled carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and welders, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.
Ken Simonson, an economist for the group said, "Construction work is somewhat different from what it was. There is much more use of laser and GPS-guided equipment, building-information modeling and other things that require computer skills and use of technology that was not common before the recession."
Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs is also involved in the campaign to get young people interested in skilled trades. His foundation, Mike Rowe Works, offers scholarships to promote hard work and skilled trades.