Employment In Construction Industry Back On The Rise


Construction Staffing

You don’t need us to tell you that the construction industry took quite a hit during the recession. You were there. You felt it and you lived it. More importantly, you survived it. Now as the recession continues to fade into memory, construction opportunities are becoming a stronger reality.

The recession saw a significant exodus for construction employees. Many of them, sensing the struggle ahead, left to start new career paths. Some even went back to school. However, as the economy continues to rebound, the country is looking to the construction industry to help rebuild. The result? We need skilled laborers now more than ever.

An upturn in other industries brings construction needs.

When other industries start to take off, construction needs tend to follow closely behind. The boost in healthcare, higher education and energy has trickled down into construction. New medical complexes, college athletic facilities and LEED certified buildings all mean more opportunities, and more money, for contractors and subcontractors.

External events bring opportunities to rebuild.

Sometimes it’s a matter of being in the right place at the right time. Extreme weather conditions from sudden, heavy snowfall to bone-dry droughts, and natural disasters, like forest fires and tornados, also provide opportunities for the construction industry. Mankind is, if nothing else, resilient and our desire to rebuild shows a kind of perseverance that can really benefit construction firms.

More opportunities bring more job duties.

This means that skilled laborers not only need a specific skill set, but they also need to be capable of wearing multiple hats. Many of these jobs are high paying and require specific training and certification, while also demonstrating leadership on a job site. Construction employees may even see more opportunities to move up the ladder, stepping off the job site and into management.

Economic stability brings special projects.

The construction industry has always been a place for entrepreneurs and ingenuity to thrive. Subcontractors and independent contractors have the flexibility and freedom to use their skills, both in trade and organization, to help companies achieve their short-term and long-term goals. They can boost their abilities, resumes, and networks by working on special projects as temporary employees.

Several recent reports show that job openings in the construction industry reached an all-time high. These same reports also show that unemployment in the construction industry is at an all-time low. This combination means there are more construction positions that need to be filled, and many of these openings require highly skilled tradesmen.

Do you have a project that requires extra hands? Partnering with a firm like CCS Construction Staffing can help you find the qualified workers you need to fill key positions. Premium talent is a commodity in construction and the recruiters at CCS Construction Staffing know exactly how to find the right fit at the right time. Contact us today and we’ll put together a strong construction job force for your next big project.

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