Florida Tops U.S. for Construction Job Growth

Florida Tops U.S. for Construction Job Growth

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When it comes to industries with jobs that need workers now, construction tops the list. Construction workers are in demand, particularly as those post-hurricane building projects finally come around. There's often a delay of about a year before new building gets underway in earnest. If the trend continues to follow past examples, the construction industry will be ripe with jobs in need of employees for quite some time.

Construction Job Growth

According to data released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, in August 2018 alone, Miami-Dade County led the way with adding 6,700 jobs in construction. Broward County followed at 3,900 jobs. Palm Beach was no slouch either with 3,800 jobs added in the field. Most of the construction jobs in need of employees are for the skilled trades, as there's a significant shortage of skilled workers. This impacts the rest of the availability for construction jobs. The more skilled labor slots can be filled, the more unskilled labor jobs will open up as projects get underway.

Finding These Jobs

To find construction jobs that need workers now, the first thing you should do is contact Labor for Hire. A temporary staffing agency is a great source for finding employment in the construction industry, as an agency that specializes in construction staffing will have a pool of skilled and unskilled labor job listings from which to choose. That pool can save you a lot of time right off the bat. Plus, many temporary jobs turn into more permanent positions over time, especially when a worker and an employer are a good fit for each other in terms of skills, needs, and personality.

How Long Will It Last?

If past patterns are any indication, the construction boom in South Florida should last a while. This offers ample opportunities in the skilled trades. As those are filled, it expands the opportunities for unskilled labor as well. Keep checking the Labor for Hire website for updates or contact one of our branches for more information.

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