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How Florida Builders Are Trying To Tackle A Construction Worker Shortage

"If you talk to anybody, they're looking for help and they can't find it," says Mark Kessler of Kessler Construction in Tallahassee, Florida.
Doug Barton, left, of Barton Construction and Mark Kessler of Kessler Construction. (Mark Wallheiser for Here & Now)

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Communities around Florida’s Panhandle are starting to return to their storm-damaged communities. In the worst-hit areas — Mexico Beach, Panama City, Apalachicola — rebuilding could take months, and in some cases years. That effort to rebuild is hampered by

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