In Russia, there was a shortage of builders and engineers, as well as workers for the construction of roads. The shortage of workers increased after the announcement of "partial" mobilization in the country, the demand for such specialists almost tripled. This is reported by Kommersant with reference to the Avito Rabota service and interviewed experts.
At the beginning of Kommersant's material, the emphasis is on the fact that the demand for these specialists has grown due to "the rapid pace of development of budget funds for the construction of road infrastructure." However, information about the impact of "partial" mobilization on the shortage of builders is placed in the last paragraph. At the very end, the publication cites the words of Sherpa Group CEO Alexandra Galaktionova about the "outflow of specialists, especially engineers." Another interlocutor of the publication, the general director of the Smart Engineering Group of Companies Hussein Pliev, predicts that the shortage of personnel will only increase in the next few years.
Even the growth of salaries in the industry does not help companies find specialists for the construction of road infrastructure, Kommersant notes. According to Avito Rabota, in April this year, the demand of companies for builders grew 2.8 times year on year. Road workers and engineers are needed 2.2 times more often, bulldozer drivers 2.4 times more often, and the demand for tractor drivers increased by 86%. The coordinator of "Business Russia" in the North-Western Federal District Dmitry Panov told the publication that the reason is also the launch of "large projects for the construction of road infrastructure."
The largest increase in the number of vacancies for engineers (more than 4 times) was observed in Kazan and Ufa, which is explained by the construction of the Kazan-Yekaterinburg highway and the M-12 Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod-Kazan highway. Now the demand is growing not only for experienced engineers, designers, maintenance specialists and other builders of road infrastructure, but also for road workers without experience, said Dmitry Puchkov, Development Director of Avito Rabota.
At the same time, the general director of the ProPersonal recruitment agency, Tatyana Dolyakova, claims that the shortage of qualified workers in the construction industry has been observed for several years. Previously, the situation was associated with low salaries, which forced specialists to leave for mining or other industries.