Construction hiring surge

Posted: 1/12/2015

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construction hiringContractors added 48k jobs in December and 290k in all of 2014.  That is a 9 year high!  This surge in hiring helped unemployment move to 5.6%.

The construction industry hiring is key to middle class economic growth.  "They're well-paying job that don't require an enormous amount of schooling,"said economist Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial. 

While the U.S. has only gained back 30% of the jobs it lost in the recession, in 2014, it gained back jobs at twice the rate of 2013.  The future is looking bright.

In 2015, 250k-350k jobs are predicted to be created.

 

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