Labor shortage is our fault. We’re not fixing it

From left Dan Haag, Sundt Construction senior VP and chief administration officer; Jackie Elliott, Central Arizona College president and CEO, Mike Greenawalt, Rosendin Electric, senior VP of operations and Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange

We don’t have people to do the jobs. We won’t have them for quite a while, and it’s our fault.

160 people filled the ballroom at the Phoenix Country Club on May 18 to hear the somber message, but no one argued against it.

A panel, moderated by Jordan Rose, Rose Law Group founder and president and consisting of Dan Haag, Sundt Construction senior VP and chief administration officer; Jackie Elliott, Central Arizona College president and CEO, and Mike Greenawalt, Rosendin Electric, senior VP of operations, gave the room an overview of the labor situation, how we got here, and were, perhaps, we might go.