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You may wonder what a search engine like Google and heavy equipment job placement have in common. Not a lot really, except one: Google, is becoming a fairly reliable tool when it comes to trends and statistics.
As a predictor of the economy, a lot of experts are now taking note of what is happening within the search engines. It makes sense too. At present, Google is reporting a drop in the number of searches related to finding employment. That is one area that does relate to job placement. If job searches are down it may indicate a drop in competitiveness in job applications – in other words, if a heavy equipment operator vacancy is advertised, there will be fewer applicants for the position.
There is a second more important set of statistics that is coming out of Google and these stats really do relate to construction in general and to heavy equipment operations by association. Google has reported a marked increase in real estate and property searches. They have also reported an increase in searches related to building new properties.
If you put these figures together, a drop in the number of people looking for work and an increase in the demand for new buildings, there is only one conclusion – opportunities for new heavy equipment operators will steadily increase. We already have the situation where many states are fast tracking construction projects. This has already started to put a strain on heavy equipment operator numbers. If Google’s statistics are right, we are going to see an increase in new home building which will, over time, lead to a severe shortage of heavy equipment operators.
For anyone looking for a change of career, completing a heavy equipment operator training program now could see them perfectly placed to advantage of this shortfall. There are good careers awaiting those who act now, job placement is getting easier – just ask Google – the new world economic trend statistician.