Prospects of Construction Jobs in Colorado

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More construction jobs in Colorado are expected to boost the employment of more skilled workers, technical, supervisory, and managerial people when the state started to regain its construction foothold July of this year. Local data showed that the construction employment in the state was at 5.6 million, which was a good gain compared to the decline of employment in February of this year for the same workers and professionals in the industry.

Construction Opportunities/ Positions

The construction employment in Colorado last July was for both residential and non-residential buildings. Now, the growing demand for more open positions to be filled in by both skilled and non-skilled construction people in the state include construction project managers, patio room installation managers, warehouse technicians, civil engineers, inspectors, carpenters, carpentry apprentice and helpers, construction estimators, and production or plant managers.

More construction opportunities in Colorado include positions for senior construction estimators, a lead QA analyst, machinists, welders, roofers, pipefitters, senior electrical wiring designers, property accounting specialists, construction defect paralegal, masons, electricians, and many other construction jobs. The upswing in the Colorado construction industry felt last July was the third positive sign that the local industry may be coming back after a slump last year and this February. Last April saw the second highest employment gains made by the state with over 14,000 new jobs created for local skilled workers and construction professionals like project managers, site supervisors, civil engineers, welders, masons, carpenters, electricians, laborers, administrative employees, and more.

Colorado construction work was at its peak three years ago, but for the first time since its big decline during the height of the recession, recent data has shown that from a high 27.1 percent unemployment last February, this has already gone down to 24.9 percent. The boost in the construction jobs in Colorado was attributed to the energy, aerospace, and state military industries whose construction and repair budget did not suffer much from the economic recession that has hit the other industries in the state.

Potential Increase and Statistics

Local construction industry experts are also optimistic that the Colorado construction will regain its old glory within the next few years after the national and state economies begin an upsurge. After three years, the demand is projected to be at its highest by 2012 for the state which is seen to even cause some shortage of workers, based on an assessment by a local industry expert.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent growth until 2018 for construction employment in Colorado and all other states across the country. Old and deteriorating buildings, construction of residential buildings, and repairs and maintenance of roads, bridges, and the rising need for new healthcare service facilities, due to the increasing elderly population, will also spur the demand for more construction workers within the next few years. An increase of new students as well as the moderate increase of new professionals and new families will push for the demand in the construction of more residential and school buildings across the US.

Construction opportunities in Colorado are expected to increase within the same period and based on some local projections will share in the benefits in employment from other existing industries apart from the current market in energy, aerospace, and state military. The growth will also push many employees back into Colorado construction work to once more enjoy one of the country's highest annual salaries. Back in 2009, the annual average salary for employees in construction in the state was at $47,815 or over 2 percent than all the other private sector employees.

Construction jobs in Colorado was also at its highest back in 2008 with 19,500 construction companies in existence, 92 percent of which were small companies that employed less than twenty employees. The United States had a total of 773,600 construction companies during the same period, 91 percent of which had fewer than twenty employees. The return of the construction boom across the country within the next few years is expected to benefit both old and new entrants in the construction industry as new businesses rise up and more repairs and rehabilitation for both government utilities and private buildings are seen as well.

Colorado construction work, on the other hand, is slowly coming back on its feet as more new jobs are being created. To find these jobs, check out today and see the thousands of job listings available for everyone looking to get back on the construction employment list. At, the available options will help every job seeker narrow down the job hunt by company or employer name and qualifications. Plus, there's a 72-hour FREE trial at this one-stop shop of an excellent job site that will help jumpstart your construction career, so sign up now!
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