Mid-East Career & Technology Centers students gain hands-on experience for a booming construction field by building a house for Habitat for Humanity at the Buffalo campus in Guernsey County. The demand for construction workers is on the rise, according to industry officials.

Skyrocketing prices and an expanding need for materials have not slowed down calls for new building and residence remodeling assignments, but it has created a handful of troubles for some contractors.

A lack of resources has resulted in the inflation for some product charges by as much as 200%, in accordance to business professionals.

“We have had some dangle-ups with substance shortages and some matters are 200% much more high priced,” reported Lori Warne Jones of Jack Warne Development of Cambridge. “When you bid a challenge and it finishes up costing double, or even triple, the estimate, that creates a ton of grief and annoyance.”

Nevertheless, Warne Jones stated the organization is as occupied as usual with professional and residential tasks throughout Guernsey and bordering counties.

The rising costs are also getting felt by other organizations in the location.