Increased Housing Demand Set to Spur Job Growth in Construction Industry, ConstructionCrossing.com Finds 8,000 Jobs
Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2013
April 17, Pasadena, CA – Increasing demand across the country for new home construction could see the construction industry add 500,000 jobs this year and 700,000 in 2014, according to Bloomberg News.
ConstructionCrossing.com, a job search website dedicated to finding only construction industry jobs, has also been able to track down over 8,000 construction jobs as of mid-April.
The reason for the increased demand for people in the industry is a direct result of the rebound in home construction. The National Association of Homebuilders estimates that three jobs are created for every single-family home that is built. Moody’s Analytics is also projecting that increased demand for housing will result in almost 1.2 million homes being built in 2013.
ConstructionCrossing.com CEO Harrison Barnes also sees increasing availability of construction related jobs. “The construction industry has a multiplier effect. It also creates jobs in related industries and we are counting on that to result in even more job openings.”
Much of the current demand is directly related to the fact that, just a few years ago, the construction market was contracting. During the recession, many construction workers were either laid off or changed professions because of the lack of jobs. With demand picking up again, employers are again looking to fill the void left by the recent recession.
The site has seen an increasing number of job openings in the industry and currently has 8,130 job openings as of April 17.
ConstructionCrossing.com is a job search site based in Pasadena, CA. It’s a part of the Employment Research Institute and owned by A. Harrison Barnes.