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Trucking employment is returning to pre-recession heights.
Trucking hiring has steadily climbed throughout 2014 as the industry nears its pre-recession employment levels. With approximately 1,408,700 employed in July 2014, trucking employment is at its highest point since January 2008 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry added roughly 2,300 new hires. Trucking hiring has improved every month since September 2013. Continuing at its current pace, the industry should match its pre-recession peak of 1.45 million employed in January 2007 by the end of 2014. Positions are most plentiful in California and Texas, though the highest paying opportunities are for drivers in Alaska and North ...
Trucking jobs are in demand in the Construction sector.
In August's jobs report, the BLS stated that the construction industry added 20,000 jobs, reaching a 5-year high. In addition, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%, which is a 7-year low. Improved hiring in the construction industry offers a potential boon for those seeking opportunities in trucking. Trucking jobs are the second-most in-demand in the construction industry per a report. CONTINUE READING AT NOLA.COM
New Mexico is a hot-spot for high-paying trucking jobs.
A Delaware company announced it will invest $52 million in a truck-to-rail facility to help move oil from the Four Corners region to market. NLG Energy Partners’ facility will create 62 jobs initially and another 50 or so within five years, according to the state Economic Development Department. Most of the jobs will be New Mexico-based truck driving positions, and wages overall will average $92,000 a year plus benefits, said Angela Heisel, spokeswoman for the state Economic Development Department. CONTINUE READING AT ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL