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Builders Work Around Skilled Labor Shortage

WARRIORS’ GAME PLAN: Chase Center Training instructed workers on the job to help build the Golden State Warriors’ arena. (Courtesy Golden State Warriors / Chase Center) Job training programs are designed to refill pool of blue-collar workers for arena and stadium construction projects A severe shortage in skilled labor to build arenas and stadiums is driving facility construction costs to unprecedented levels, forcing teams, municipalities and general contractors to search for alternatives to meet the demand for blue-collar jobs in a thriving economy. It comes at a time when the cost to build big league arenas has now crossed the $1 billion threshold for projects in San Francisco, Seattle, New York and Greater Los Angeles, where the NBA’s Clippers propose to build an arena and practice facility in Inglewood. The lack of skilled labor was a key factor that drove the cost of Chase Center to an eye-popping $1.6 billion in […]

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