Need a job? Construction just might be your thing. Pays well, plenty of work, and fairly easy to get in the business. Makes for a good job given the relatively low barriers to entry, potential career growth, and good pay.Housing starts are finally coming off their lows of barely a half a million in 2009, and are now surging quickly up in to a rate of around 800,000 annualized, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. While this is still about half the pace of a normal housing market, it still means builders are looking for workers, especially skilled workers.
"About two weeks ago we started getting calls, like 7 or 8 a day, and we've been asked to bring students to work sites," says Linda Thomas, an employment liaison for Job Corps. "They said look just bring them with their resumes, we've got work, we're pushing more contracts now. Business is doing well, building is doing extremely well in the area."