As more construction jobs open, finding workers continues to be difficult

Updated Oct. 9 at 5:15 p.m.

Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Andy Guimond can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
Thanks to digital imaging, more work for construction projects can be done in-house. In this case Arden Building pipefitter/welder Gary Evans can weld and grind 30 of the 40 connections needed for this pipe at the company’s Pawtucket facility before taking the piece to the building site. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
Still wanted: Quality-control personnel, estimators, project managers, welders and many others for construction companies in Rhode Island. There are simply not enough people to go around. “They are all unique,” said Michael Sabitoni, business manager of the Rhode Island Laborers District Council and president of the Rhode Island Building Trades, of construction roles. “We are…

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