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Wales building jobs to 'fall by a quarter by 2017'

The number of people working in the building industry in Wales will have fallen by a quarter by 2017 compared with a decade ago, a construction trade body has warned.

It says the industry has found itself at the heart of a perfect storm having to deal with a decline in private sector investment and public sector cuts.

BBC Wales business correspondent Nick Servini spoke to Owain Jones of TRJ Construction at a building site in Tumble in Carmarthenshire.

Mr Jones said conditions in the building industry in Wales were "challenging" and the workforce needed to be flexible.

Building jobs 'to fall by 23%'

  • 16 Jan 2013