Whether you are an employer or someone seeking employment in the construction business, according to a newly released report, hiring is up when it comes to construction jobs.
In fact, during the past year, construction firms added jobs in 39 states.
However, there is a small problem: The availability of skilled workers is beginning to fall short of demand.
According to an analysis of Labor Department data that the Associated General Contractors of America released on Monday, Nevada led the way with the largest yearly percentage gain while Florida added the largest number of jobs.
The report pointed out that Nevada added 7,500 jobs, a 13.4 percent increase, followed by Delaware (13.3 percent, 2,600 jobs) and Florida (11.1 percent, 40,600 jobs).
Florida again led all states in the number of construction jobs added in the last 12 months, followed by Texas (23,600 jobs, 3.8 percent) and California (22,600 jobs, 3.6 percent).
Meanwhile, the District of Columbia and 11 other states shed construction jobs during the past year, with New Jersey losing the highest percentage and total (6.5 percent, 8,900 jobs).
Other states that lost a high percentage of jobs include West Virginia (5.8 percent, 2,000 jobs), Mississippi (5.6 percent, 2,900 jobs) and Arizona (4.8 percent, 5,900 jobs).
And if you’re in the construction business looking for a way to capitalize on this trend, you might need to upgrade your current heavy equipment.
If that’s what you’re looking to do, the great news for you is that EHE is a proven wholesaler of used construction equipment that offers the sellers the most money for their equipment and empowers buyers with the exact equipment they need to get the job done.
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