Sydney Bricklayer Shortage

Bricklaying ShortageConX recently attended and spoke at a Bricklaying Industry information night put on by the ABBTF, geared towards addressing the Sydney Bricklayer shortage and the negative effects it’s having on both the bricklaying and building industry.

In attendance on the night was a mix of bricklayers, builders, manufacturers and industry stakeholders with a range of speakers taking to the stage, discussing topics such as new approaches to attract bricklaying apprentices into the acquisition funnel and bringing over foreign bricklayers on 457 Visas to fill the void.

ConX provided a demo to highlight the benefits of one central platform for apprentices, local bricklayers, immigrating 457 bricklayers and contractors, to connect for work. 

Robert Harley summarized the night well in a piece in the AFR titled “As bricklaying costs soar, housing looks for solutions to labour shortage”

But it’s not just the bricklayers that are suffering – Carpenters, Tilers, Painters and Plumbers have a demand greater than the available supply.

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