“Help Wanted” signs are being seen just about everywhere in the construction industry. As reported by Eye on Housing, a website from the National Association of Home Builders, the “number of unfilled construction sector jobs keeps rising.”
The count of unfilled jobs in the overall construction sector reached another post-Great Recession high in March.
According to the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis, the number of open construction sector jobs (on a seasonally adjusted basis) increased to 210,000 in March. The current estimate represents the highest monthly count of job openings since May 2007.
Nowhere is this situation more evident than in Nevada.
You don’t think we’re just going to just sit around and do nothing about it?
That’s right! To help its member companies, such as Cooper Roofing & Solar, the Nevada Subcontractors Association is holding a Construction Job Fair, this Friday May 13.
The NSA Construction Job Fair will feature Nevada Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison as well as several construction subcontractors in a variety of trades.
As NSA Executive Director Rebecca Keenan explains in the video in this story, construction companies don’t need just field workers – roofers, electricians, plumbers, etc. They are like businesses in any other industry – with employees in accounting, administration, sales and numerous other job categories.
The construction industry continues to grow, with more and more projects coming on line – residential, commercial, industrial, infrastructure. That growth means more jobs.