Unemployment Rates in the Construction Industry Lowest Since 2008, Construction Connection Works to Keep Them Low

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With the construction industry being hit particularly hard in the recession, the unemployment rate is still 11.3% among construction professionals, but Construction Connection is doing their part to put people back to work.

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As a veteran of the construction industry myself, it was very important to us that Construction Connection make it easy for workers to find jobs that actually suited their skills.

Construction Connection announces new positions available across the industry in hopes of putting people back to work. Recent reports from the US Department of Labor show the unemployment rate in the construction industry is the lowest it has been since 2008.

One year ago, rates hovered around 14%, but the most recent reports show unemployment among construction workers at 11.3% today. Still significantly higher than the national 8.1% unemployment rate, professionals across the industry hope to see a continued decline in the number of skilled laborers out of work. While economists debate the cause for the decline, job-matching company Construction Connection is recruiting employers to post jobs and hire qualified workers.

“This [decrease] is largely due to former construction workers moving to other industries or leaving the workforce all together,” says Chief Economist of the Associated Builders and Contractors Anirban Basu. What many of these workers may not realize, though, is that construction jobs are on the rise.

In August, 1,000 new jobs were created in the construction industry. Economists at Fannie Mae told Realtor.com, “A shrinking inventory of for-sale homes on the market has also lead to a gradual pickup in homebuilding in many housing markets.” This means that residential construction jobs are being created, and workers do not need to look outside of their industry for employment. Experienced and skilled laborers only need to know where to look to find these jobs.

ConstructionConnection.com is a revolutionary website that matches industry professionals to jobs for which they are best suited. Many workers in the construction industry may not know how to market themselves in order to find a job that matches their specific skill-set, thus making it very difficult to find appropriate jobs. Construction Connection has many new resources and tools to help.

Construction Connection uses a patent-pending matching system that focuses on particular skills. Employers can post a job at no charge for an electrician, a project manager or any other position in construction, architecture, engineering, property management or real estate development, and the matching system finds the candidates whose skills and experience have prepared them for the position. Only qualified candidates then apply.

“As a veteran of the construction industry myself, it was very important to us that Construction Connection make it easy for workers to find jobs that actually suited their skills,” said Kent Leighton, one of the founders of the website. This was also the idea behind Construction Connection’s support system for employers. They can call or go online to chat with a CC team member who will guide them through the process of posting a job for free.

Though critics of the slow growth say that the industry is not producing enough jobs, Leighton and his partners agree while remaining optimistic. He says, “We have new employers signing up every day ready to post positions on the site. It’s exciting when we hear back from them, and they tell us about their success filling a job using ConstructionConnection.com.”

While Construction Connection may not be able to solve the US’ economic problems, they are doing their part to put people back to work. Employers and potential employees have access not only to each other and the CC support staff, but also the Construction Connection Partners, other businesses whose relevant services are accessible through the website. Their partners include engineering firms, manufacturers, lawyers and other professionals who act as resources for all of the site’s members. Leighton and his partners hope that by creating constructionconnection.com, the unemployment rate of industry professionals will continue to decrease.

Construction Connection was created out of a need for a more effective and streamlined way for construction industry professionals to get matched with the right industry jobs and with the right industry opportunities. The partners of Construction Connection, both industry professionals themselves, listened to both company and individuals’ dissatisfaction with the traditional job boards, the paid resume blasts, the overpriced resume services and overall lack of sympathy toward the individual candidate. We also listened to the dissatisfaction from companies who post jobs only to get many irrelevant results or having to purchase high priced ads to showcase their company. Construction Connection is a patent-pending, one-of-a- kind profile creating / match-making system. The system delivers effective results. Construction Connection saves you time, money and aggravation by matching people to people, people to companies, companies to people, and company to company.

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