ROCHESTER, N.Y. — If you've needed an electrician, carpenter or handyman at your house in the last few months, you know it can be a long wait.

The construction and trades industries are facing a real shortage of workers and supplies.

Rochester Careers in Construction Day aims to get young people interested in the industry. The 23rd annual event was held Thursday at the Monroe County Fleet Center.

The Associated Builders and Contractors say the construction industry needs about 1 million more workers in the next two years to keep up with demand.

Kim Gaylord, vice president of the Builder's Exchange of Rochester, spoke with Spectrum News 1 about the importance of getting young people interested in construction to help alleviate the worker shortage.

Watch the video for the full interview.