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Construction Industry Overview
The US commercial and heavy construction industry comprises approximately 80,000 firms with about $545 billion in total annual revenue, according to Hoovers. Major creators of construction jobs include Bechtel, Fluor, Jacobs Engineering, Peter Kiewit Sons’ and Turner Construction. Additional jobs in construction are found in the residential sector, with 170,000 business locations bringing in about $325 billion in annual revenue, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Construction Job Market
Careers in construction are sharply segmented by occupation. Carpenters held just over 1 million jobs in 2010, while construction managers held about 523,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). These two construction occupations alone are projected to add a total of more than 280,000 jobs from 2010 to 2020.
Leading trades jobs in construction are brick masons, carpenters, drywall installers, electricians, glaziers, insulation installers, painters, plasterers, plumbers and roofers.
Other construction job opportunities include construction estimator, construction project manager, construction inspector, construction equipment operator and various engineering roles.
The market for construction employment has been among the hardest hit of US industries since the recession began in 2007. When the industry hit bottom, 5.5 million people were employed in construction -- 2.2 million fewer than the all-time high in 2006. In 2011 and 2012, demand for construction work had recovered only modestly due to the glut of commercial and residential building stock in most markets.
Wages for work in construction vary substantially by trade. Median annual wages across all construction and extraction occupations in May 2011 were $39,820, according to the BLS. The middle 50 percent earned between $29,720 and $56,130. The top 10 percent earned more than $73,000.
Median wages for construction managers were $84,240 in May 2011, with the middle 50 percent earning between $64,780 and $112,020 and the top 10 percent making $149,070, the BLS reports.
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CONSTRUCTION SITEWORK ESTIMATOR • Experienced in earthwork, utilities and paving • Effective communication skills • Project management experience • Computer competent • Cover regional markets throughout Pennsylvania and surrounding states Excellent Salary / Benefit Package Send Resume or Apply at: Schlouch Incorporated Excelsior Industrial Park Blandon, PA 19510 Attn: Don Swasing Phone: 610-926-70...
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Company Confidential EXTON, PA, 19341
Construction Services Positions Construction Services Job Fair Monday, May 20, 2013 - 10am - 6pm Apply in person for the following positions: - Skilled & Unskilled Laborers - Building Maintenance Technicians - Commercial Cleaners - Floor Techs Must have valid drivers license, clean criminal background and pass a drug screening. Budget Maintenance, 135 South Whitford Rd, Exton, PA 19341...
CONSTRUCTION Western PA Contractor seeks Paving Foreperson exp'd in concrete/asphalt paving. Candidates should be exp'd w/all types of paving. Heavy emphasis on utility spot paving, exp. w/Penndot 408 Specs, City of Pgh, County & Municipality Specs. Immed. openings. Send resumes to: Michael Facchiano Contracting Inc, 801 McNeilly Rd, Pgh, PA 15226. Fax: 412-344-8913; email: jfacch@ mafacchianocont...
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DRIVERS/CONSTRUCTION Williams Brothers Construction Rockport, Texas Apply in Person/Call WILLIAMS BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY INC. is a vertically integrated, highly skilled & motivated highway construction company dedicated to excellence in every aspect of business. Now Hiring in Rockport, Texas Pile Driving Supervisor • Pile Drivers • Friction Crane Operators Form Carpenters • Laborers • Heavy...
Quality Erectors and Sheeters, Inc Dane, 53529
CONSTRUCTION CREW Experienced construction crew worker for local Metal Building Erector. Full time with benefits. Must have a valid drivers license. Wages are based on experience. References required. If interested, call (608) 831-7787 View newspaper ad madison.com 260053...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Assistant Construction Manager / Superintendent Location: Bucks County, Pennsylvania Join the 2012 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers, Inc., America’s leading builder of luxury homes, seeks an experienced Assistant Construction Manager...
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT The Trent Corporation is seeking an experienced commercial construction superintendent with a minimum of five years of experience. Successful applicant will be comfortable with meeting rigorous corporate safety standards, planning and implementing schedules, maintaining budgets and communicating effectively with all team members. Submit resume to The Trent Corporation,...
Company Confidential San Jose, CA, 95112
CAREER OPPORTUNITY with SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY Job Title: Associate Director of Construction Management Job ID: 22605 Full/Part time: Full-time Regular/Temporary: Regular Department: Facilities Planning About the Position The department of Planning, Design & Construction (PDC), is a department within Facilities Development & Operations (FD&O). FD&O is responsible for the planning, development,...
Williams Scotsman, Inc. is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada and serving more than 25,000 customers, Williams Scotsman operates a fleet of nearly 100,000 modular space and secure storage units that are leased through a network of m...
Gehan Homes is a Top 100 Home Builder. We have a reputation for home building excellence which is an honor that carries the important responsibility of living up to that reputation. We are committed to quality and excellence in our homes, and we recruit for quality and excellence in our people. We are currently seeking a strong candidate to fill our New Home Construction Superintendent position. R...
With an ever expanding specialty trade list, this waterproofing and restoration specialty contractor has diversified itself and created a performance culture built on hard work and efficiency. The Company is currently in need of an Administrative Assistant in their Cleveland office. The demands and pace of the team are significant and the Administrative Assistant must be able to support many peopl...
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*TOP JOB* NOW HIRING Whiting Oil and Gas offers an above industry benefits package and a competitive salary. For more information about this and other positions available in North Dakota and to apply please visit our website at www.whiting.com/careers CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (NEW TOWN) Supervises, directs and coordinates daily activities engaged in construction and/or reclamation of plants, facilitie...
Princeton Scapes Inc Sterling, 01564
Landscape Construction Crew Chief We are looking for a person with experience and expertise in masonry, hard-scape, flat-work, drainage, grading planting, etc to run one of our crews. We offer competitive wages, matching medical, paid holiday, and earned vacation time. Great group of people to work with, at a growing business. Plenty of opportunity. Give us a call. Call (774)364-1446 or email rud@...
Callas Construciton Hagerstown, 21740
Construction Superintendent Â General Contractor is seeking an experienced Superintendent for general/concrete work.Â A minimum of 5 years experience supervising new construction from foundation to finish; computer skills reqâ.d. Â Excellent benefits package incl. 401K Submit reÂ´sumeÂ´ and salary req. to: Callas Contractors, Inc. 10549 Downsville Pike HagerstownÂ MDÂ Â 21740 Â EEO/M/W/D/V Pre-Emp...
NOW HIRING CONSTRUCTION WORKING SUPERINTENDENTS (SEATTLE AREA) NATIONWIDE General Contractor is looking for experienced construction superintendents for a newly opened position in SEATTLE, WA. for a fast-tracked retail project, consisting of 3-story interior rehab, and exterior site work The Superintendent will work under the direct supervision of one or more Project Manager’s The Superintendent w...
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80202
APC Construction CO. now has immediate openings for the following positions: Drivers Class A&B- experienced required Construction Supervisor Equipment operators Lab Technician Our company is an EEO employer and offers competitive pay and benefits package. Please apply in person at 14802 W. 44th Ave. Golden, CO 80403...
Company Confidential Burbank, CA, 91508
Location: Los Angeles County, CA Starting Date: Immediately Description: Full time Superintendent Assume full responsibility for assigned project Read and fully understand plans, specifications, details and construction documents Supervise and direct subcontractor activities Coordinate and sequence jobsite activities Ensure plan and specification compliance Maintain project schedule Communicate wi...
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