When new building companies go bankrupt, some are going to go back to the business of selling materials and equipment to businesses in their former hometowns, or their old stomping grounds.
That’s the case for two young builders who were among the thousands of construction workers who laid off their jobs last year.
They’re among a growing number of Americans who were laid off during the Great Recession.
They say the jobs they lost were not worth the economic pain.
But others say they want to keep their livelihoods.
And many have made plans to rebuild in the same place they left — in some cases, even in the exact same places they left.
The problem for them is that the supply chain that once helped them make money is no longer there, and that’s putting them at risk.
“When we leave, it’s going to be hard for us to get back to where we want to be,” said Eric Smith, a 35-year-old commercial construction worker from Fort Worth, Texas.
“It’s not going to happen overnight.”
The U.S. economy is slowing and the Federal Reserve has been tightening monetary policy.
The economy is also facing a new set of financial constraints that could lead to the loss of many jobs.
Some businesses are going out of business.
Others have been shuttered or forced to shut down altogether, leaving workers with little choice but to work in a temporary, sometimes temporary, work location.
“You don’t want to go to a new town, because it’s really going to change everything,” said James Knepper, a 44-year old construction worker in Los Angeles who has been working in a local steel plant since 2010.
The job market is so bad that many workers say they will never be able to return.
Many say they’ve already left their home town and are in search of work elsewhere.
The problems are being exacerbated by a wave of federal and state regulations and court decisions that have slowed the pace of construction, and some states have made it harder for companies to open new jobs.
The U., in particular, has been hard hit by the recession.
Many people who could work in the country’s most populous state were put out of work by the new federal guidelines on construction work.
It’s one of many factors that have led to the rapid loss of jobs during the downturn.
But the economic downturn has also made some workers feel a little less secure, said Mark Stumpf, a professor of industrial relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who studies business downturns.
Many have been struggling to get by without enough money to make ends meet.
The workers and employers agree the economic conditions were worse during the recession than they were before, but the downturn has created a sense of uncertainty about the future.
“The fact that there is a lot of uncertainty is a real problem for the job market,” said Matthew Miller, a 29-year veteran of the construction industry who now works as a consultant in Washington.
“Somebody is going to have to take a hard look at what’s going on.”
The workers who were able to work have not had the same luck.
“I had a couple of good years in the industry and then my whole career got cut short,” said Brandon Jones, 25, a contractor from Arlington, Virginia, who was laid off last December.
“Now, I’m still struggling to make a living, so I don’t know what’s next.”
The construction industry is facing a massive shortage of qualified workers and equipment.
In recent months, many of the workers who have been laid off are being offered job offers from companies that are hiring at a faster rate than they have before, a sign that some of the job opportunities may be available for the next few months.
The lack of qualified applicants and equipment has also slowed down the pace at which companies are hiring, forcing some companies to cut back on their hiring.
Construction companies in certain states have had to cut hundreds of jobs since the recession began, a trend that has been continuing this year.
The shortage of skilled workers is a major factor in the slow economic recovery.
While the job growth in the U., Europe and China has been more than sufficient to keep up with the population growth, the shortage of workers and the difficulty in getting workers to work at construction sites have led some companies, including builders, to reduce their staffing levels.
The industry also faces the potential of losing the jobs of some of its top executives, including former Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Smith, who recently stepped down from his role at a company that had the most construction contracts in the United States.
Some of the companies that lost employees have taken steps to increase their hiring, including hiring workers from overseas and hiring workers with advanced degrees from institutions in Europe.
But it’s not clear how many companies have actually hired enough people to fill their existing positions.
Some companies have even gone out of their way to