Millennials: Builders Are Desperate to Hire You

Facing a labor shortage and an aging workforce, companies across the industry are trying out new methods for recruiting younger employees.

The Empire State building rises beyond a construction site in New York City.

Photographer: John Taggart/Bloomberg

When the builder Frank L. Blum Construction, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., was getting started in the 1920s, the company’s assets included an automobile, two concrete mixers, and a team of mules. One assumes the animals were paid in food.

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