Palm Beach County is hot. And we’re not just talking about the weather — though with 288 days of sunshine, and plenty of beaches on which to enjoy it, that’s not so bad either! Florida’s third most populous county is growing as people move to enjoy the weather, the culture, and the economy. The influx of new residents and the need for housing and infrastructure to support them has created a boom in construction jobs in West Palm Beach.
Between July 2015 and July 2016, 22,000 people made the move to Palm Beach County, bumping the population to 1,443,810. To put this into perspective, the county added more people in this time period than 39 states combined, and it did so faster.
Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein says, “Simple math dictates net population growth is the economic lifeblood of any city, as it is a barometer of whether a town is moving in the right direction. Our growth is a positive reflection of discretionary choice: more people want to live and work here. Our challenge lies now in managing that growth….”
As one would expect, a significant factor of that challenge is housing and providing sufficient infrastructure. In fact, South Florida is initiating several large-scale projects, thanks to revenue from the county sales tax increase. The area plans to spend $2.7 billion countywide for new buildings and roads, as well as rebuilding existing structures and bridges.
This growth can be terrific news or an immense challenge, depending on which side of the fence you’re on.
Help Wanted: Skilled Labor for Hire
Palm Beach County’s employment scene is thriving: unemployment is the lowest it’s been in over a decade. The construction industry leads job growth with a one-year increase of 8.3 percent (statewide average is 7.1 percent). Since 2015, 15,500 construction jobs have been added to South Florida and nearly 35,000 statewide.
If you are looking for construction jobs in West Palm Beach or elsewhere in the county, you will find yourself highly in demand. Experienced construction workers can make excellent money, and they have hundreds of jobs from which to choose. It is an employees’ market.
Labor for Hire can help you find the right work for your needs and skill level. Further, we offer value-added services to make your life easier: for instance, we calculate and pay your state and federal income taxes for you, and we will bring you to and from the job site so you don’t have to worry about that hassle.
Sounds great, doesn't it? And it is, if you are seeking employment in the construction industry. But what if you are the employer?
Help Needed: Finding Skilled Labor for Hire
The construction industry is growing — and employers are scrambling to keep up. Inundated with projects, they depend on workers with a range of skills. Those with experience and training in the trades are in short supply. As a business, you need to attract and keep qualified workers. And you have to compete with countless other companies who are after the same set of people.
This puts the onus on businesses to become “employers of choice.” This means that prospective candidates are excited to work with you and your current workers are fully engaged. Your reputation precedes you, and it enables you to scoop up the talent.
Competitive wages are a first step: skilled labor also want opportunities for development and advancement, autonomy, purpose, and benefits commensurate with their level of experience and training.
Labor for Hire empowers you to fill critical jobs with qualified people. In addition to skilled labor, we work with semi-skilled and unskilled workers who can perform duties from assisting contractors, electricians, and plumbers to debris cleanup, loading and unloading, and miscellaneous maintenance. Our deep pool of temporary talent ensure your projects move full steam ahead.
Whether you want to work or need to fill positions for construction jobs in West Palm Beach, Labor for Hire has the solutions for which you’re looking. Palm Beach Country is growing rapidly; we’ll help you keep up, move ahead, and take your career or business to new levels.