St Lucie Skilled Labor in Short Supply.
During the ongoing building recession that started in 2007, general contractors built very few new homes in Port St. Lucie. That was just part of the worst economic crisis in decades that sent an economic aftershock rippled through the area’s residential construction industries. It affected everyone from building contractors to tile setters. Those skilled laborers who had no roots here and could leave St. Lucie County did just that. Of those who stayed, only the strong survived.