Notre Dame Fire Revives Demand for Skilled Stone Carvers in France

Publication: NPR

"'Our work involves very specific requirements and we are short of skilled labor in a dozen or so traditional professions,' says Frederic Létoffé, the president of the monument restorers' professional association. 'But the Notre Dame fire woke the country up.' Létoffé says together with the government, they've now launched a campaign called 'France Worksite' to promote the restoration of heritage sites and revive young people's interest in old professions like stone carving."

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