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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.
Our client has an open position on their corporate accounting team for a Staff Senior Accountant. This company is in the Real Estate industry and experiencing some recent growth. The company has been around for over 20 years and they are a well known player in the game. The Staff Accountant will be in the corporate office and will be handling construction accounting for the development division. T...
Accounting Principals is currently seeking a Construction Billing and Collections Specialist for our client in the South Bay area. This a permanent opportunity which is open immediately for interviews. Candidate must have recent construction industry experience, specifically in the Billing and Collections area. Company offers great benefits including medical and dental - company pays 100% for the...
Growing Construction Company in Downtown, Atlanta is hiring a Project Construction Accountant immediately. Position is contract but could go perm for the right person! In order to me considered for the position, individual must have recent construction accounting experience. Experience with CMIC software is ideal. Project Construction Accountant will be responsible for analyzing financial informat...
Accounting Principals is currently looking for an AP Specialist with Construction Experience for an established Construction Company in the West San Fernando Valley for a temp to hire position . Please see below for the requirements. This position is looking to start ASAP Client Objectives: The AP Specialist will perform a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department inc...
Construction Accountant job in Parsippany, NJ Our client, an industry leader in construction in Parsippany, NJ, is looking for a Construction Accountant. The Construction Accountant must have advanced proficiency in Timberline software. The ideal Construction Accountant will have experience working with the General Ledger, working with whip schedules, maintaining payment draws and file invoices, A...
A stable client is currently recruiting for a Construction Accountant job opportunity in Atlanta, GA. This is a temp to perm opportunity that is paying $20 to $22 per hour. Qualified candidates must have 3 to 5 years of current experience as a Construction/Project Accountant. Candidates must also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. The Construction Accountant Job Duties and Responsibilities In...
New York-New York City - CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Director of Construction to 200K Bonus Developer/contractor seeking a top exec with very strong construction experience taking projects out of the ground.This developer.s main thrust is building residential towers in New York as well as other parts of the US.The successful candidate will have their own construction staff in house to build each project....
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER Gulf Seaboard General Contractors is seeking qualified project manager applicants for commercial construction projects in the greater Richmond area. Project size ranging from $.5M to $20M. Must have knowledge of all trades and phases of construction. 5 yrs exp. preferred. Resumes to: ***** Fax - 804.752.6492 EOE. Drug & Health Screen Req'd. A...
Asphalt Construction Workers Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. is seeking experienced construction workers for asphalt paving. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be able to travel to jobsites. If interested please fill out an application at our office listed below: Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc. 1589 Townline Rd Benton Harbor, MI 49022 269-926-1111 EOE...
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Description A Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions, CERS, client is seeking a talented Bilingual English/Spanish Administrative Assistant with Construction experience for their Pompano Beach area location. This position is with a growing construction organization that has been open for over 40 years. This Administrative Assistant will be filing permits, scheduling inspections, taking meeting notes, s...
Electrical power generation client is currently seeking a Project Lead Scheduler / Construction Support for an Outage support project in Goldsboro, NC. This is a 4 month CONTRACT position, with the possibility of extension. Local candidates strongly preferred; per diem may be available for qualified candidates. Responsibilities for the Scheduler Manage the overall Outage schedule, field reporting,...
About Us Gamburd, Inc. is the national leader in stairlift sales and installations as well as numerous other home access modifications. Our specialty lies in creating barrier-free living environments for the elderly or disabled. We are looking for a helper with potential to become a stairlift technician. This is an entry level, full time position with room for growth. On the job training is provid...
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