Fox Sports is struggling to keep up with the growth of construction contracts in the construction industry.
MacMahan, the co-host of Fox Sports Sunday, noted Monday that the number of construction workers employed in the US has grown from just over 3 million to nearly 4.7 million, and the average construction worker has seen his or her wages increase by nearly 50%.
MacMahon noted that while some contractors are hiring fewer workers, the construction sector is also being hit by the same wave of outsourcing as other industries.
MacMahan said that the outsourcing trend is driving a huge pay gap, with the average contractor earning just $21,000 a year compared to the average worker making $68,000.
He also noted that construction contracts have become increasingly competitive, meaning fewer contractors can afford to be stingy with their wages.
The gap between construction workers and their peers is increasing, he said.
This article was originally published by Fox Sports and was republished with permission.
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