The coronavirus shutdown has been going since the middle of March with states ordering shelter in place restrictions at varying times. Now, nearly two months later, the country is trying to open back up for business. MCN’s third survey in the last month delves into attitudes within the metal construction industry about the threat and how it has affected its businesses.
Highlights from the third survey:
- Fatigue is creeping into attitudes.
- Respondents are much less concerned about the impact of the coronavirus itself one and a half months after the first survey.
- In terms of the business impact, though, concern hasn’t changed at all. More than 90% of all respondents across all three surveys say they are very worried or somewhat worried about the business impact.
- Contractors are slightly more optimistic about the business environment in the third survey than in the second, and it is nearly identical to their attitudes in the first survey.
- While contractors were slightly less inclined to postpone jobs, they were more inclined to cancel them.
- The layoffs of field employees remain about the same, but layoffs of office staff have picked up steam.
Click HERE for full article and results from the first two surveys taken March 30 and April 13.
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