CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT IS LOOKING UP!

Construction hiring “continues to firm up,” according to two construction executive recruiters cited by EconoPlay on Thursday in its “November jobs outlook” (www.econoplay.com). “Dan Conroy of the Conexco Group in St. Louis [said,] ‘We had a good November—up 27% in billings from last year and meaningful activity carrying over from a decent October….Construction companies in certain market segments are forging ahead. Electrical and mechanical construction activity is strengthening due mostly to renovation and upgrades to existing facilities. [Heavy-civil contractors] seem to be actively bidding work, but it still remains very competitively priced….Commercial activity, however, remains pretty flat.’…Bill Stynetski, president of HardHatJobs in Dallas, continues to see good orders for estimators and project managers for healthcare, multifamily residential, energy and industrial construction. ‘November has been a very busy month. Job orders are up and the number of candidates interested in making changes is up,’ he said. ‘With thousands of people leaving the workforce each month, there are many opportunities.’”                


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