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September 29, 2022

Construction jobs continue to be in demand in 2022 with many professions experiencing labor shortages. In fact, estimates now indicate that the construction industry will need to recruit 216,800 new workers by 2025 in order to meet demand for skilled professionals. For construction workers, however, this figure highlights the opportunities available, if you have the right skills.

These Construction Jobs Are Seeing the Highest Demand

Craft professionals are most in-demand construction jobs in America, and the hardest positions to fill are carpenters, sheet metal installers, and concrete workers.

Carpenter

Carpenters have a wide range of responsibilities on the job site. Here are the primary task given to carpenters in the workplace:

  • Measuring, cutting or shaping wood, drywall, plastic, fiberglass and other materials
  • Checking accuracy using rulers, framing squares, levels and other items
  • Installing fixtures and structures such as doors, cabinets or windows
  • Interpreting and reading blueprints
  • Constructing and repairing structures and frameworks such as floors, doors, walls, furniture, cabinets, shelves, windows, stairways and roofs
  • Determining necessary project materials and estimating the cost of projects
  • Operating a variety of hand tools including power saws, drills and chisels
  • Assisting supervisors with planning, structural design and layout

The path to employment for carpenters usually includes these steps:

  • Obtain a high school diploma: Entry into an apprenticeship program typically requires some form of basic education. Most prospective carpenters choose to get a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Complete an apprenticeship: Apprenticeships are often offered through commercial and industrial employers or construction unions. These programs last about three to four years under the supervision of experienced carpenters and other construction workers. Once you complete an apprenticeship, you can further advance your carpentry skills by obtaining certification, enrolling in trade school or pursuing other vocational or carpenter schooling.
  • Develop Complementary Skills: Consider specializing in renovation, infrastructure, cabinets or roofs. These additional skills will give you a niche that you can use to market yourself effectively in the workplace and pursue higher pay.

Sheet Metal Installer

Sheet metal workers fabricate or install products that are made from thin metal sheets. The path to employment for a Sheet metal workers employed in construction typically involves training through an apprenticeship. Those employed in manufacturing typically learn on the job or at a technical school. There are about 12,300 openings for sheet metal workers are projected each year, on average, over the next decade.

Concrete Worker

To work with concrete, you will need physical stamina. Advanced education is not necessary, although most workers have a high school diploma. Most training is done on the job and certification is not essential, but you can acquire it from the American Concrete Institute (ACI). Pursuing apprenticeship with a construction firm is the best method of acquiring skills suitable for a concrete worker. Pay for concrete workers rises as you gain experience and projections call for roughly 23,300 openings for masonry workers over the next decade.

The most common degree for concrete workers is high school diploma 57% of concrete workers earning that degree.

If you are looking for a new career, construction jobs are in demand and project to remain highly sought after by employers going forward. If you are interested in finding a new job opportunity, please check out our listing of available construction jobs or complete the form below and let us know how we can help you find the job that suits your skills.

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September 8, 2022

Dozens of companies in the industrial, construction, and similar fields are looking for qualified candidates along the East Coast, and we want to help you be matched with a position that best fits your needs. As an award-winning recruiting company, we at Condustrial solve employment needs for both employees and employers alike. Our number one goal is to get the best candidates into a position that best first their needs, and we want to help you! If you’re searching for a new job in the constriction, industrial, or similar fields in NC, SC, GA, MD, and VA, here’s a list of some open positions you may be interested in:

The above positions are just a snapshot of positions that we are currently hiring for across the Southeast. At varying schedules, experience levels, and pay-scales we are sure you’ll find something that fits your needs with Condustrial. Visit our Jobs Page to find your perfect fit today!

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August 16, 2022

Are you interested in making over $28/hour, having a 3-day weekend, with limited previous experience required? Then you may want to consider a position as a Steelworker. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics employment growth for structural iron and steelworkers is estimated to grow 5.9% between 2020 and 2030, which means that 4,200 jobs are estimated to open during that time period. Steelworking is also rated the #9 Highest Paying Jobs Without A Degree according to U.S. News.

Steelworkers work with iron and steel to “erect, place, and join steel girders, columns, and other pieces to form structural frameworks” (bls.gov). They are responsible for creating steel building framing, high-rise framing, and much more. Some steelworkers, especially those working with high-rise buildings may find themselves on a crane, attached to scaffolding, and at very high heights. Other projects may not require heights and can be much more simple.

Median Salary: $54,830
Unemployment Rate: 15.1%
Number of Jobs: 4,200

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 5.9 percent employment growth for structural iron and steelworkers between 2020 and 2030. In that period, an estimated 4,200 jobs should open up.

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So how do you become a steelworker? Typically steelworkers will need to be hired on as an apprentice where they will study the field for approximately 3-4 years working alongside a craftsman to learn about safety and the job itself. During this apprenticeship, you will likely learn how to build the framework for buildings, how to measure, cut, and handle different pieces of metal and steel, how to read blueprint plans working with basic math, and much more. This is usually a position you will need to apply and interview for, and can be found through industrial contractors, local unions, steel companies, and more.

 Overall becoming a steelworker is a  job that many make careers out of and enjoy, especially those that like working with their hands. It is a highly rated career, that shows a high level of demand over the next few years. With the continuation of new construction nationwide, you can expect high job security in this field.

Ready to learn more and apply for yourself? Visit our open positions in steel working here: https://condustrial.com/job-listings/

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August 1, 2022

As summer starts to come to an end, many jobs are becoming become available.
Now is a great opportunity to start searching for your next position or entrance into a new
trade.
First, what makes a trade a trade?

A trade position is one that typically requires specialized skills that can be learned on-the-job, through specially training, or vocational classes. Typically these jobs are physically and mentally demanding. And there are dozens upon dozens of positions that are classified as a trade.

To break into your industry, you’ll first want to do some research on the basic qualifications
needed for your trade, typically a high school diploma or GED is needed, and while some
companies hire entry-level positions others may require special classes or training from their
candidates.

If your trade requires certain certifications or classes, consider looking at your local technical
college for more information on how to get started with these classes. They typically are short
periods of time with a small investment that will give you a leg up in the hiring process and make
you a qualified candidate.

Apprenticeships

Once your course is completed you may want to consider an apprenticeship, which is
essentially similar to an internship. During an apprenticeship you’ll work alongside someone
who is highly skilled in your trade and will learn tips and tricks from them on how to become a
skilled laborer. You typically can find one of these paid opportunities through a local labor union,
employment agency, and through your training institution. Apprenticeship can take anywhere from about 1 to 6 years to be completed and when you’re finished you’ll likely be a highly qualified candidate with a lot of knowledge and understanding of your trade.

After you have an understanding of your new trade, you may need your own license to operate, if so
you’ll want to seek out this opportunity and do some research on what licensing your trade
requires. Sometimes positions will hire you without the license and will pay for you to complete
the required coursework, or employers can have you work under their license, so keep your eyes open to those opportunities and positions as well.

Finally, once you’ve completed the required schooling and training you can consider yourself a
journeyman. Being a journeyman suggests that you’ve had experience and all certifications
required for your trade and are on your way to being a highly skilled master tradesperson. You
typically can become a master tradesperson after about 1 to 5 years of being a journeyman.
Becoming a master tradesperson allows you to enter supervisory roles with a higher pay
increase.

Interested in starting your rewarding trade career? View all of our available opportunities for
those in all stages of the trade industry at condustrial.com/job-listing.

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April 11, 2022

With the rise of at-home shopping thanks to companies like Amazon, warehouse work has become a booming industry. In fact, according to Inquirer.com, of the 1.5 million warehouse workers in the United States, 950,000 of them are employed by Amazon alone. That’s a lot of positions across the country.

So what is the benefit to working in one of these warehouses?

There are many reasons why warehouse work can be a good career choice. Along with flexible hours, variety, and stability, there are several reasons warehouse work offers an attractive employment opportunities. Here are a few things to consider that can help you make an informed career decision.

  • Entry-Level Pay & Benefits: In comparison to many other entry level positions, warehouse work often pays more and offers better benefits. According to Glassdoor, the average warehouse employee can expect to earn $33,841 annually, depending on your location and benefits are often provided, even to part-time employees.
  • Increased Job Security: In the last year many have learned just how important it can be to have a job that offers security. Warehouse workers are in high in demand and positions in this field offer excellent job security.

According to a LinkedIn report, warehouse workers on the frontlines of e-commerce are the most in-demand employees, and this demand is only expected to continue.

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  • Opportunities For Growth: In these types of positions, you’ll find that there is easily available room for advancement. Many in warehouse employees find themselves waiting only a few months to be promoted, rather than the years it can take in other industries. In fact, employers in the warehouse industry want to keep employee retention rates high and may even offer to pay for advanced training to help you move up.
  • Ability To Get To Work Quickly: As these positions are clearly in demand, the hiring process is often swift. You shouldn’t expect to encounter too much of a waiting period for these positions. As long as you nail the interview and feel comfortable you should be on your way to your first paycheck in no time. Should you find interviews difficult or uncomfortable, be sure to check out some of our tips for interviewing here.

Overall, a position in the warehouse industry can be what you make of it. It can be the opportunity to make some extra money on the side during the holidays or it can be the next step on your career path. The benefits of the position are vast and with flexible work hours you can surely make this type of position fit into your lifestyle. If you’re interested in learning more about warehouse positions or anything similar, view all of our open opportunities on our website: Condustrial.com/job-listings.

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April 1, 2022

In the recruiting and employment world, your resume is your very first impression to a potential employer. When hiring managers are receiving dozens and possibly hundreds of resumes for the same job posting, you need to know how to make yours stand out. Whether you’ve held a dozen jobs, or none at all, you’ll still want to make sure the tips below are kept in mind for building an effective resume.

Be Mindful Of Layout: Layout and format are important elements of your resume. Some take it upon themselves to make the most stylish and modern resume with bright colors or even a photo to help them stand out, but truthfully you want to try to keep this to a minimum. Think instead, clear and easy to read. Feel free to add a bit of color or design element, especially if you’re entering a creative field, but be sure that it doesn’t take away from the content. After all, your resume should speak for itself and shouldn’t need flashy colors to make you stand out.

Listing Your Past Experiences: Speaking of layout, many resume writers will agree that keeping your past experiences to reverse chronological order, starting with your most recent experience is best. This allows the hiring manager to quickly see how your current positions can relate to the available ones. You’ll also want to be sure to include the employer name, your title, a timeline for which you’ve worked there, as well as a quantifiable summation of your performance within that position. Be mindful of any lapses of employment as these often stick out as red flags to hiring managers, so consider organizing positions by relevance rather than time.

Keep Their Attention: As we mentioned before, hiring managers are seeing tons of resumes for their available positions and may only have 10 or so seconds to dedicate to yours before they move on, so be sure to include a brief summary of who you are and what you bring to the table. You want to avoid cliche terms, and instead, check out the job description and include some relatable keywords right from there.

Quantifiable Job Summaries: It’s easy to list what you’ve done at a position and what job duties you were tasked with, but employers want to know what you’ve accomplished in your role and what you brought to the table that you can do similarly for them. With this being said, rather than listing out various job functions you did, list out your measurable accomplishments, such as, “enacting a new marketing campaign and increasing leads by 35%” or “simplified the workload for all team members by introducing new technologies and saving the company 50% overall.” This helps the hiring manager assess how valuable you can be to their team.

Keep It Custom: When applying to each position, tailor your resume and cover letter specifically for that position. Change a few keywords or add in experiences that better relate to each position you apply to.

You want your resume to appear clean and well thought out in order to keep the attention of the hiring manager to better increase your chances of scheduling an interview. Once you update your resume and are ready to apply, check out our available positions across the Southeast at condustrial.com/job-listings.

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March 28, 2022

Many of you may be planning to take some time off during the summer for vacation, and while waiting for those days to come you may start to feel a lack of motivation. But in order to feel stress free and truly enjoy your vacation, you want to make sure your tasks are completed and you’re not worried about anything left unfinished at work. So we put together some tips to help you stay motivated at work so that you can complete your projects and really enjoy your time off.

Start With Small Goals: Oftentimes you have a large list to tackle and things can get overwhelming very quickly which can make you want to push the task of and do it later. Or maybe a project you had will be time-consuming or puzzling. Rather than throwing the whole task list together and thinking about how much you can get done of the overall large goal, try breaking it down into smaller “bite-sized” amounts of work. This allows you to feel rewarded more than once along the journey while still being able to get work done. This will also leave you feeling less stressed and overwhelmed at the end of the day. Just remember to get it done and to prioritize what needs to be completed first.

Focus On Relieving Stress: During your time off from work try focusing on doing tasks that make you feel relaxed. Try that new yoga studio you’ve been eyeing or read a good book. Whatever you like to do to feel less stressed, put some attention on that. This will help you leave work at work and think about other things when you have your own time. The key is to make healthy choices regarding stress relief and avoiding the urge to fight stress with to fight stress with fast food or alcohol. And while you’re at it, make stress relief a habit. In the end, you’ll feel healthier and be more productive.

Set A Schedule:  Make a daily schedule. Try to plan out your day ahead of time and stick to it to make your workflow more efficient. Do you typically finish your day after you’ve clocked out? Try setting a hard stop time while sticking to this schedule as a way to leave work where it belongs and not bring it home with you. You need some time to unplug from work, so let yourself have the time. The tasks will be there tomorrow.

Reward Yourself: Remember those small goals we talked about earlier? Try rewarding yourself for completing those. Maybe it’s a stop at your favorite ice cream shop or a new set of headphones, do something that makes you feel happy, and reward yourself even for the small stuff. This will push you to work harder knowing you’ll be getting something out of it in the end.

Allow Yourself to Focus: It can be easy to get distracted from the tasks at hand, especially if you’re a procrastinator. Utilize the tips above and allow yourself to get in the zone. Sometimes you just need to know yourself and know what will help you be the most productive, so listen to your mind and let the work flow. Even if you have a hard time pushing yourself to get in the zone, try the 10-minute rule of focusing on a task for just 10 minutes and then taking a break.

We hope you can utilize these tips to feel more motivated in your workplace.  An important thing to remember is that the work will likely be there tomorrow, so don’t stress yourself out by rushing, leaving you feeling stressed and leading to burnout. Rather, take time to be intentional about how you approach your work and you’ll be better off in the long run.

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February 16, 2022

Dozens of companies are hiring for staff to fill their open positions and although you may initially think that you’d be under-qualified or overwhelmed by certain jobs, you may be surprised at the opportunities that exist. There is a high demand for new employees and many employers are hiring candidates with little to no prior experience. This gives you room to break into a new field and learn something new and possibly enhance your current skill set.

Entry-level jobs are projected to see large employment growth over the decade and many provide a great salary. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, May 2020 , here are the Top Ten In-Demand Construction Jobs

PositionMedian SalaryAdditional Jobs 2020-2030Education Needed
Construction Manager$97,18051,400Bachelor’s Degree
Construction Laborer/Helper$37,080109,100High School Diploma
Electrician$56,90066,100High School Diploma
Equipment Operator$49,10024,900High School Diploma
Glazier$46,0802,500High School Diploma
Painter$42,13018,300Not required
Plumber/Pipefitter/Steamfitter$56,33023,400High School Diploma
Sheet Metal Worker$51,3704,800High School Diploma
Solar Photovoltaic Installer$46,4706,100High School Diploma
Structural Iron and Steelworker$53,2105,400High School Diploma

Thankfully, Condustrial has dozens of positions in your area that are hiring for entry-level positions in industries such as:

Plumbing

Construction

Electrical

Maintenance

Medical

Warehouse work

Carpentry

Industrial

And many more

With Condustrial, finding a new job in any of the above fields has never been easier, simply apply online from any device and get connected with an experienced representative to help you find a great new position.

We’re hiring for positions in and around the following cities. Click on a city near you to view our current job openings:

Atlanta
Baltimore
Charlotte
Grand Strand (Myrtle Beach)
Greensboro
Lowcountry (Charleston)
Midlands (Columbia)
Upstate (Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson)
Medical

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February 3, 2022

In today’s job force, many follow different paths. While some finish school and quickly find the career they love. Others may decide to go in a different direction and find they need to go back to school for more or different training.

But returning to school offers it’s on set of challenges, especially if you have a family to feed or bills to pay. As a new semester just recently started for many students, many may be feeling the heat of juggling work while returning to the classroom.

So, how do you manage it all? We’ve put together a few tips to help you stay on track and keep your eyes on the prize and balance work and education.

  • Figure Out What Works For You: There are many different ways to go back to college and schools more than ever are understanding the need for flexibility. Many schools offer online classes, late-night classes, and of course traditional online classes. Determining which option is best for you is going to be based on what your needs are for you and your family.
  • Take Some Time To Establish Your Budget: Going back to school can be an expensive obligation, having to purchase textbooks, schooling materials, courses, and more on top of paying life’s bills can become tricky so it’s a good idea to take some time to figure out and establish your personal finances. You’ll want to establish how much you need to make to have all your bills, schools necessities, and any other expenses you may typically incur in a given amount of time. There are many calculators on the internet and budgeting apps that can help you with this as well. Once you have these amounts figured out you’ll need to see many hours you can work in a week to earn that monthly amount. Then, take some time to work through your class schedule and be open with your managers about trying to work around it. If your classes are virtual it’s still a good idea to dedicate some time during the week when you’re not working to ensure all assignments are completed.
  • Fine Tune Your Time Management Skills: Time management is imperative when succeeding in working full time and going to school. You’ll need to set up a strict schedule to determine work time versus school time. An agenda whether it be virtual or paper is a great way to be able to keep track of your time management. Try to prioritize the most important things first, like going to the gym, commute time, etc. but don’t forget to set aside some time for yourself to decompress.
  • Develop Healthy Stress Coping Mechanisms: Wearing many hats and dividing time so much can often become stressful so learning how to manage that stress is going to be important. Try not to pack every spare moment with studying and working ad rather go for a walk, go to your favorite place, read a book, see a movie, or do whatever makes you happy. Setting some time aside for yourself will help you navigate these busy waters and will ensure that you are successful in all you do.

Overall, going back to school is not the easiest thing and there are some sacrifices that often are made, mostly with time, but setting goals for yourself are important, and doing what you need to do to complete them is great. At the end of it all, you’ll be proud of yourself and you will likely benefit yourself in your career goals.

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January 7, 2022

Ahh yes, another new year which means a fresh start. And of course we know you made some resolutions. Maybe you want to hit the gym more or drink more water, maybe you want to read more books or be on social media less, but have you set up goals for your career growth?  Just as the new year is a good time to start a new workout routine, it is also a good time to reflect on where you see yourself by the end of the year, for the next 5 years, and so on. We’ll show you a few things that should be on your list to consider for 2022.

Note Where You Currently Are: Take some time to think about where you currently fall in your career goals, did you set any last year that are still outstanding or did you meet and even exceed those goals. Take some time to appreciate how far you’ve come from when you first started and be proud of yourself. This will help you set up your new goals as a starting point, you can elaborate on goals you had previously set, or even move on from those completely.

Seek Out A Mentor Or Professional: Not sure what the next step for you should be? Seek out advice from someone you trust, maybe a current or even former boss, a mentor or other professional familiar with your field, maybe a former educator can help you figure this out. If you still are lost, then work on finding your own examples through the internet. You can search through professionals on LinkedIn and see the progression patterns they have taken, even feel free to try and reach out to someone you admire in your field. They might even fill you in on the secrets of their success.

Be Sure Your Goals Are Measurable and Attainable: The best way to track your progress is by making sure your goals are measurable which will look vastly different from industry to industry and even from person to person, but figure out what measurement works best for you. For example, if you are selling a product, you can measure your goals by the amount of sales in units or dollars of your product, if you are an artist you can measure your goals in the amount of commissions or art sales, and so on. You also want to find the balance between a goal that is an accomplishment for you, one that is a bit difficult, and also one that you can actually achieve. Don’t go so crazy from the beginning and expect your business to grow 100x in a week, but you also never know so just use your best judgement.

With the fresh start of the new year is a great time to think back and reflect on where you are in your position and be excited for how much more you can exceed. Even if you’ve just recently started a new position it’s a great idea to set yearly goals to assess how the position fits your needs and where it plays into your goals. Using the tips above you can be well prepared to set new goals year after year.

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