S.C. Road Boom Has A Shortage

Of labor in the Palmetto State

Patrick Gentry
May 20, 2019 - 11:36 am
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Asphalt suppliers and paving contractors are working together to find more workers as South Carolina goes through a road construction boom.

The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association says it currently has 350 jobs to fill and expects around 1,000 more will be created in the next five years.

The road paving boom comes after South Carolina approved a gas tax hike two years ago that the state Department of Transpiration says has generated $172 million in revenue for roads. The DOT has nearly $1 billion of projects it plans in the next five years.

The State newspaper reports the asphalt association is running TV and radio ads and advertising on billboards. It also has jobs listed at https://www.asphaltworkssc.org.

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