Northern Nevada's Building Trades on Nevada Newsmakers

Building and Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada's Business Representative Rob Benner talks shop with Nevada NewsMakers' Sam Shad about the development boom east of Reno, changing the narrative of careers in the trades, the coming exodus of Nevada's construction workers as they reach retirement age and cash in on their union retirement plans, and the push to attract new tradespeople to fill those gaps to keep up with growing demand.

"We're looking at a demographic time bomb...our average construction worker is about 50, and most construction workers retire in their 50s, so we're looking at about 50% of our construction workers here in Nevada retiring in the next 10 years."