When con­struc­tion jobs dry up

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Elise Met­zger,

“Colorado’s econ­omy ex­pected to thrive de­spite worker short­ages,” Dec. 6 busi­ness news story.

It is great that we are pre­dicted to get more jobs in the state, but con­struc­tion jobs are not per­ma­nent. Will the state have some type of plan to make sure that peo­ple com­ing in from other ar­eas have work once the con­struc­tion is com­plete? Colorado’s un­em­ploy­ment rate is cur­rently one of the low­est in the coun­try. It would be too bad if that were to change due to the in­flux of peo­ple to fill these con­struc­tion jobs. Ad­di­tion­ally, how does the state plan to keep up with this growth? Rent prices are high in most ar­eas and there seems to be a short­age of places to live. Where will these new work­ers stay?

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