FCLC Reports on Installation Labor Force Research Initiative

Dalton, GA, July 19, 2018-Members of the Floor Covering Leadership Council (FCLC) met in mid-April in Tampa, Florida, to hear preliminary results of the FCLC installation labor force research initiative currently being conducted by The Blackstone Group Inc., a Chicago-based research firm. The initiative will provide an in-depth look at the current and future state of the flooring covering installation labor force. The next meeting of the FCLC Communications Committee is scheduled for July 20 in Chicago, Illinois.

Work is complete on the initiative’s first three tasks: resource identification, preliminary analysis of labor force issues, and in-depth telephone interviews with industry stakeholders.

FCLC’s preliminary analysis offers an examination of the gaps between supply and demand, an estimation of the size of the gaps now and in five and ten years, and approaches to analyzing the financial impacts of installer shortages on the supply chain in the flooring covering installation labor force.

The fourth phase of the research is an online assessment being sent to a pool of industry stakeholders compiled by the members of the FCLC. The assessment has launched and will conclude by June.

Final results of the floor covering installation labor force research are scheduled to be delivered to the FCLC membership on August 15, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

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