Sierra Group FSD | Managing the Facility Maintenance Labor Gap

Facility Maintenance

Due to COVID-19 and the Great Resignation, many industries are feeling the severity of the labor shortage. That shortage is especially felt when looking for facility maintenance services. Not only is demand rising as building owners and managers work to maintain and extend the life of the built environment, but the pool of skilled professionals is also decreasing as older workers enter retirement and fewer younger workers enter the industry. In fact, 45 percent of all employers say they can’t find the skilled workers they need, and skilled trades ranks as the hardest to find skill set of all. 

Labor Gaps in Facility Maintenance Lead to Increased Costs

Unfortunately, the skilled labor shortage has led to many companies putting off regular facility system maintenance. Delaying facility maintenance leads to a domino effect of costly issues, including:

  • Increased energy consumption and energy costs
  • Higher equipment costs
  • Equipment not working properly
  • Increased hazards in the built environment
  • Decreased customer satisfaction
  • The reduced lifespan of the built environment



How to Solve Labor Gaps in Facility Maintenance

As the overall number of willing, available, and skilled technicians are diminishing, what should facility owners and manager do to maintain and protect the facility?

One of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to fill the facility maintenance labor gap without a decrease in expertise and quality of service is by leveraging a facility maintenance service. 

A facility maintenance service can assume all facility services or coordinate with an existing team to complete maintenance activities. 

Facility maintenance activities include keeping spaces, structures, and infrastructure in proper operating condition in a routine, scheduled, or anticipated fashion to prevent failure and degradation.

Facility Maintenance Services California

Although it is easy to delay maintenance amid the current labor shortage, facility maintenance services in California can help you avoid costs and ensure safety.  Sierra Group facility Maintenance Services serves the following areas:



About Sierra Group

Sierra Group is a service-focused company specializing in Commercial Construction, Electronic Security, and Facility Services. Our highly skilled field technicians offer a wide range of services and are ready to help with projects of all scopes or with our ongoing preventative maintenance programs. 

When failure is not an option, the most demanding organizations trust Sierra Group to get the job done right.

David Garrison | division manager – facility services | Sierra Group

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