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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 21, 2022

There is a lot of discussion regarding a possible recession affecting the American economy in the last quarter of 2022. Whether this recession takes place and how long it persist in still being debated. However one sector of the economy seems well positioned to weather an economic downturn; construction. Here are three reasons construction careers may be a good choice for those concerned about the economy.

Infrastructure Projects Have Already Been Funded

In the United States, 1 in 5 miles of highways and major roads, and 45,000 bridges, are in poor condition. The recently passed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will reauthorize surface transportation programs for five years and invest $110 billion in additional funding to repair our roads and bridges and support major, transformational projects. These investments will add, on average, around 2 million jobs per year over the course of the decade.

Construction Worker Shortage May Get Worse

As outlays from the infrastructure bill increase, construction spending will expand, widening the distance between supply and demand for labor.  

There are roughly 25% more unfilled construction positions than hires in the United States. This shortage of workers will likely lead to quite a bit of wage growth resulting from high demand for construction services and so few employees. While this scenario represents higher cost for employers, skilled workers will be in high demand and can potentially command higher wages.

An Aging Workforce Creates Opportunites for Younger Workers

There are roughly half a million job openings in the industry, per April projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher than the previous high of 438,000 in April 2019. But that need is unlikely to be met by a rapidly aging workforce.

Since the end of 2008, the number of construction workers aged 25-54 has dropped 8%, while the number of those 55 and over has risen. In fact, twenty percent of workers are 55 and older, and 61 is the average retirement age — meaning a fifth of the current construction workforce is at risk of leaving within the next six years. This means that younger workers are in an unique position to find readily available opportunities in the construction sector.

While the next few months may present challenges to many in the American economy, construction workers appear to be well positioned to enjoy continued employment and rising wages.

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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.

https://www.bls.gov/

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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