The construction industry is booming and that is good news for all of the skilled construction workers in the world. Almost every construction company is planning on hiring more skilled workers in 2017 than they have in previous years. This extra hiring will mean that every person who has been trained in construction will have the opportunity to work in their field of expertise this year and people who do not have as much training will also have a chance at finding gainful employment.
For many years, people were told that they needed a four-year college degree to get a job, so they went to college instead of learning a skilled trade. Today a four-year degree isn’t helping an alarming number people find a job and they need additional training before they can get a skilled trade job.
People who love construction, but do not have as much experience or training in the field will be able benefit from this additional hiring. Most companies are performing in-house training to give workers the extra knowledge they need for their job. This will allow people with four-year degrees in other fields the opportunity to learn about a skilled trade and immediately find a job in their new field.
There is even more good news for construction workers, because almost every construction company has increased their base salary for these positions. Therefore, construction workers can potentially earn more than they have in the past. Some construction companies are even increasing their employees’ benefits and providing additional incentives and bonuses.
Since construction companies will be hiring more skilled workers, they will be able to bid on more projects than ever before. These additional bids will allow companies to keep their costs down on the newer projects and the local economies in many areas will begin to thrive. They may even have so much work that they need to hire more skilled workers than they thought.
The safety at construction sites will also improve, not only because everyone has been trained properly, but because there are enough workers present to do the work properly and safely. Safety is always a big concern for skilled workers and many of them will be relieved this year when they know that they can leave work every day without an injury.
These are only some of the benefits for skilled workers and construction companies. There are many more and they will continue to become apparent as the year continues and the construction industry flourishes once again.
Our construction project managers are responsible for hiring and firing workers on a variety of projects throughout central Florida. We’re well aware of the shortage of qualified workers and trained professionals. Give us a call at 407-316-8544 to discuss your upcoming project or to make the most of our construction management services. Let us hire the most qualified workers to fill needed positions to make your project run smoothly.