Construction

Are you struggling to find skilled construction talent due to the workforce shortage in the trades?  At WorldBridge we work with small to mid-sized commercial, industrial and residential construction companies, nationally, to go beyond seeking the basic pool of candidates.  With over two decades of specializing in the construction industry we tap our extensive database of the most skilled talent in your industry to bring you impact players who can meet the needs of the changing construction industry landscape.

Construction Company Functions We Place:
C-suite, Directors, Vice Presidents, Project Executives, Senior Project Managers, Project Managers, Superintendents, Estimators

The Industry

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The construction industry is booming and experts expect growth to continue. The Bureau of Labor Statistics and a report from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC), project the construction industry to be one of the fastest growing industries into 2020.

There is currently a skilled labor shortage in the construction industry due to the recession’s hard hit. But with increased work, the construction industry will have a higher employment rate than the overall economy. Construction has a 4.5% projected growth rate over the next several years, making construction staffing the leading industry in wage and employment growth.

This proclamation highlights how important it is to keep vital infrastructure up and running no matter the weather or other extreme conditions.

Last year saw the addition of new high-tech campus facilities for Google and Apple, as well as the announcement of 2018 plans for Amazon’s second new North American headquarters and Microsoft’s multi-billion dollar redevelopment.  Additionally 3-D printing technology for such innovative projects as these demands more IT services and skills.

However, there is a shortage on skilled craft workers which may affect the ability to design and build the necessary infrastructure.  Associated General Contractors of America reported in December that employment increased to its highest level since the same time in 2008, but has resulted in a smaller pool of candidates.  Labor shortages continue to be a challenge for the industry due to the inability to recruit the younger generation, lack of skilled labor, and stricter government policies around immigration. While companies are investing in training programs and supporting legislative reform, raising wages is the immediate lever to satisfy their current labor demands.


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Lake Zurich, IL 60047-3109
Phone: 847-550-1300

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