Wisconsin Youth Outreach to be Featured in Vegas at CONEXPO

Many construction companies that are struggling to hire younger talent say the same thing: “Today’s younger generation just doesn’t want to work hard.” While it is true that many high school-age students are not as physically active as previous generations were, saying they don’t like to work hard may be a little harsh.

Some construction jobs are quite physical and only appeal to a certain segment of the workforce. But many other positions, including equipment operators, have the potential of appealing to a much larger pool of candidates — including the youngest of workers.

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