In the past year, construction hiring increased in 61% of US metropolitan statistical areas, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America.
With the industry on the rise, some of the most abundant opportunities are in trucking positions, a WANTED analytics study finds.
Construction employers may also feel market pressure when filling Civil Engineer, Maintenance and Repair Worker, and Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver positions. These professions have between 23 to 38 qualified candidates per job opening. These represent the smallest talent pools of the most in-demand construction jobs.
The need for Truck Drivers across sectors is commonly known. To add to concerns, the number of job ads listed online for Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers in the construction sector increased 95% when comparing the past 30 days to the same time last year.