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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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Jeff Zell Consultants Inc Philadelphia, 19130
Construction Technicians/Inspectors Philadelphia, PA Jeff Zell Consultants, Inc., a Pittsburgh, PA based engineering/consulting firm seeks qualified PennDOT TCI and TCIS for a variety of Philadelphia regional projects. ACI, PennDOT, NECEPT, or NICET pref'd. Attractive salary & benefits. Submit resume to email@example.com or fax to (412) 262- 1979. Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
Company Confidential CHILHOWIE, VA, 24319
Local company is seeking an Estimator to assist in preparing bids for construction projects. Must have knowledge in the construction industry and be able to read blueprints. Resumes may be sent to: Estimator, PO Box 21, Chilhowie, VA 24319 As Posted in the Bristol Herald Courier...
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Company Confidential Northfield, OH, 44067
Title: Field Superintendent Commercial General Contractor located in Cleveland/ Akron area is seaking 2 Feild Superintendents. Requirements: -At least a 2-year degree in construction technology/engineering is preferred. -Strong Computer Skills required. -Valid Drivers License. -Ability to Pass Drug Test and Background Check. Supervises and Coordinates activities of workers engaged in development,...
Project Manager Roles/Responsibilities: Responsible for smaller scale projects, lower risk projects ATM installation projects. Managing all activities in a project life-cycle (initiation, planning, executing/controlling, and closing) associated with projects that are typically department focused and /or lower in risk, scope and complexity. Consult with business partners to clarify and define proje...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10003
Small Hi End Construction Company looking for project manager and/or assistant project manager: Projects are rigorous and detailed Candidate would assist owner of company in managing all aspects of ongoing projects Degree in Architecture is preferred Must have college degree Office is located in union square area and projects are throughout Manhattan...
CONSTRUCTION INSPECTOR Safework, Inc. has opportunities for experienced construction inspectors to work on various projects involving tunnels, terminals, storage yards, communication and signal infrastructures, rail and bus operation and maintenance facilities, stations bridges and office buildings in the New York City area. The idea candidate will have a minimum of seven (7) years directly relate...
Company Confidential apple valley, CA, 92392
Construction/Trades Electrician Wanted Service Electrician must have exp in residential & commercial service, troubleshooting & repair work. Must have clean DMV. Email resume to ccelectricalservices@ gmail.com or Call 760-240-3245...
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...
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING FIELD TECHNICIAN for sampling and testing soils, concrete, asphalt on active construction sites in the Richmond area. ACI or VDOT certifications preferred. Must provide vehicle suitable for use on construction sites. EOE; Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 798-8474. As Posted in the Richmond Times-Dispatch...
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...
Company Confidential San Antonio, TX
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...
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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...
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