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A lot of people are justifiably worried about how the state of the economy will affect heavy equipment careers. The sub-prime mortgage fiasco has hit the banks quite hard and it logically follows that less people will be building new houses. Does that not then mean that there will be less opportunities for those in heavy equipment careers? It is an interesting question that deserves examination.
Heavy Equipment Careers Involve More than Just Housing
While the housing industry might be feeling a bit of a pinch, it is important to remember that heavy equipment careers can be about so much more than just housing. Heavy equipment operators work in other types of construction than just housing construction; they also work in industries such diverse industries as mining, agriculture and forestry. For many in the construction business, commercial work and government contracts are making up for the downturn in residential housing.
It never makes sense to delay your training based on the economy. The economy has been down before and it will pick up again. The jobs that are in immediate danger are unskilled labor positions. Certification gives you that safety net that you need and makes it much easier to find work if your company finds itself in financial difficulty.
If you would like to learn more about heavy equipment careers; or have a question or comment, please do not hesitate to contact us at Associated Training Services.