Cold weather can have negative implications for construction employment, and this winter has been especially cold for much of the Midwest and Eastern United States.
However, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that construction hiring nationwide increased in February 2015. That's the 14th consecutive month of growth in an industry hit especially hard by the economic recession of 2008. And, continuing the upward trend amid less than ideal circumstances during a cold winter points to even more gains in the spring and summer.
The construction industry saw its most substantial hiring gains in 2014 between March and May. In 2013, growth from June through August was the highest.
Following the nationwide trend of spring and summer hiring, jobs in construction should be at their most abundant since late 2008.
CareerCast.com has a variety of jobs in construction to check out. Get a head start on the hiring rush.