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Kentucky workforce problems emerge amid soccer stadium construction

May 24, 2019 - Louisville Business First (Kentucky)

Finding workers for a big project such as the Louisville City FC soccer stadium isn't as easy as placing an advertisement.

Kentucky's long-running shortage of trained, skilled workers is proving to be a difficult hurdle to overcome for Messer Construction, a key party on the project. John Megibben, vice president and region leader for Messer Construction, spoke to me about this issue during a tour of the stadium on Thursday.

Soccer fans, this conversation isn't meant to alarm you. In...