The number of construction starts for 2022 stayed strong at the end of the year,…
Need For Construction Workers Remains
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, the construction industry had more than 375,000 job openings during July. A job opening is any unfilled position for which an employer is actively recruiting. According to the data, job openings in the construction industry increased by 22,000 during July and they are up 38,000 over the numbers for July 2021. That is a significant change in a year.
Also, during July, total construction starts rose 48 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.36 trillion, according to the Dodge Construction Network. The significant gain is because of the start of three large manufacturing plants and two LNG export facilities. But without those large projects, the total percentage of starts would have still increased by seven percent. Construction starts for nonresidential projects were up 79 percent in July, while nonbuilding starts jumped 120 percent.
This means that the demand for construction workers is not slowing down. If you are looking for a good career where there is job security, choosing a career in the construction industry may be the best move you could make in days of uncertainty. Many career fields see fluctuations or significant changes, but that is not the case with construction.
Associated Training Services offers a variety of programs that allows individuals to train for different roles in the construction industry. We also partner with companies to help them get trained employees to fill their job openings. Call us today to learn more about ATS and how we can help you.
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