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Top Metro Areas For Construction Hiring
By: CareerCast.com
A report issued by the Associated General Contractors of America finds the top hiring metropolitan areas are the Dallas-Plano-Irving area, which added 11,700 jobs; the Los Angeles-Long-Beach-Glendale area, which added 10,000 jobs; and Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, which added 8,200 jobs. These areas are leaders in the ongoing improvement for the construction industry, as it recovers from the recession. Baton Rouge has seen substantial throughout its downtown, and as a result the metro area's construction is also among the nation's best, per the AGCA report. CONTINUE READING AT NOLA.COMmore
Construction Hiring Reflective Of Employment In Certain Regions
By: CareerCast.com
Employment numbers through the first half of 2015 show that, in areas where the hiring outlook has improved, the construction industry is a key cornerstone. Similarly, regions with higher overall unemployment rates are lagging in construction hiring. For example, Washington State posted its best employment in seven years in June 2015. The Seattle Times reports statewide unemployment of 5.3%. "The construction sector played a key role in that, adding 17,700 jobs statewide between June 2014 and June 2015, second only to the professional and business-services sector, which added 20,800," the report says. Conversely, NJ.com reports losses in construction in New ... more
Careers in Construction Management Get Competitive
By: CareerCast.com
After the economic recession, careers in construction management have taken a significant hit, as companies have implemented budget cuts that eliminate staff and contract work. Despite the changes in the job market, careers in construction management are growing more and more competitive, but the manager position remains an essential job in the construction field. Those with careers in construction management who aim to hold a steady job, or climb in their career should work to distinguish their skills and stand above the rest in the field. These goals can be met by improving education, highlighting beneficial areas of the resume, ... more
Metropolitan Construction Employment Grows
By: CareerCast.com
Construction employment increased in 170 out of 339 metropolitan areas between April 2012 and April 2013 as demand for construction continues to grow in many parts of the country, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. A majority of metro areas are adding construction jobs as private sector demand accelerates in many parts of the country, the association said in a report released Wednesday. Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist, said private sector investments in new residential, energy and "supply chain facilities" like factories, rail lines and warehouses are driving the gains in construction employment. "These private sector gains ... more
36 States Show Hiring Growth In 2014
By: CareerCast.com
Construction firms added jobs in 36 states between August 2013 and August 2014 while construction employment increased in 28 states between July and August. Florida added the most new construction jobs, 43,500, an 11.8 percent increase between August 2013 and August 2014. "The number of states with increases in construction employment over the last 12 months moderated in August but remained strongly positive as construction activity continues to spread across most of the nation," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. CONTINUE READING AT NOLA.COMmore
Resources For Construction Job Training
By: CareerCast.com
There is a shortage of skilled workers in the construction trades in Alabama and elsewhere, creating opportunities for young people to begin good-paying careers without taking out big student loans, according to the web site for the Go Build Alabama initiative. Young workers ages 18-30, as well as veterans, the underemployed and others looking for a new career direction, can learn more about these opportunities in the construction trades at an expo in Birmingham. The CareerCast.com Construction Network's robust database of construction jobs feature some with on-the-job training. But, if you're seeking additional resources, many states offer comprehensive programs. Check ... more
Don’t Let Construction Employment Trends Scare You
By: CareerCast.com
We don’t need to remind you that the building industry took quite a hit during the last recession. This year’s forecast for construction employment , says the Dodge Outlook Report , is also pretty iffy. Single-family and multifamily housing will show about 10% improvement – not great, but at least it’s trending in the right direction. Industrial construction is forecast to slip in 2012. Don’t expect a flood of opportunity in public works – due to budget cuts, new projects are harder to come by. Looking for work? You’re not alone. Construction employment is challenging, but the jobs are out ... more
Construction Growth Into Summer
By: CareerCast.com
Employment increased more than forecast in June, wages picked up and the U.S. jobless rate held close to a four-year low. "The job market is stronger," said Harm Bandholz, chief U.S. economist at UniCredit Group in New York and the top forecaster of payrolls over the past two years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. "It's a good number, especially with the upward revisions." Fed "tapering is getting closer." Construction companies added 13,000, the most in three months. Summertime construction employment has increased each of the past three years, but tapered off into the fall. Continuing on its current momentum ... more
Most In-Demand Construction Jobs
By: CareerCast.com
With construction hiring at a five-year high and the industry's unemployment at a seven-year low, openings could slow. In a recent Construction Global article, Ken Simonson, Chief Economist at the Associated General Contractors of America commented. "...the fact that the number of unemployed experienced construction workers is now at the lowest August level since 2007 means more contractors may soon have trouble filling key positions." Still, there are plenty of great jobs with high-demand in the construction. The following are the top 10. CONTINUE READING AT NOLA.COMmore
Growth Potential For Construction Management
By: CareerCast.com
Despite disappointing overall job growth in the second half of 2015, the construction industry's continued rebound is a decided positive. And there's reason for optimism ahead, particularly for those seeking upper-level careers in construction. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports 8,000 new construction jobs added in September 2015, the sector's seventh consecutive month of growth. The climb to pre-recession employment continues, and among the most promising areas within the construction industry are managerial positions. A study conducted by Colorado State University reports job placement of graduates from its Department of Construction Management nearing 100%. The Bureau of Labor Statistics ... more