Trump’s infrastructure splurge would collide with U.S. skilled labor crunch

infastructure-bulldozer-410115_960_720-pixabay-no-att-reqBy Richard Cowan | Reuters

President-elect Donald Trump’s drive to rebuild U.S. roads, bridges, ports and other public works projects with a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan would come as the country faces a shortage of skilled laborers.

Before any dirt can be moved, Trump would have to get approval from Congress. But with Democratic support and a push from business groups, there is some optimism that Trump could win over skeptical Republicans who control Congress, if the plan does not add significantly to federal debt.

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