According to Action News Now: the recent rebuild of cities in Butte County after the devastating Camp Fire is facing a serious contractor shortage. This shortage may end up delaying the rebuild of Paradise, CA and other Butte County cities significantly.
Several Proposals Have Been Submitted to Solve the Current Shortage
Thanks to several organizations, there have been several proposals submitted to help solve and mitigate the current contractor shortage in Butte County. Some of the organizations invloved in these proposals are:
- Valley Contractors Exchange
- The Chico Builders’ Association
- Butte College
- Alliance for Workforce Development
Local Highschool Outreach May Help as Well
In addition to the proposals submitted, there is also an initiative to help incentivize highschool students in the area to join construction trade jobs after graduation. There is even talk of creating an accelerated training course for those students to help them join the workforce even faster.