A renewed interest in building construction has caused ripples throughout the construction industry, as hundreds of jobs are being created in Michigan, which is a sign of a larger nationwide trend.
Planned construction of a water-treatment plant located in Bangor Township, Michigan, is expected to employ 500 workers, according to MLive. Saginaw-based construction company Spence Brothers, should its low bid be accepted by the town, says it plans to hire workers for production from breaking ground to the project's completion in 2015.
Expected workers to be hired will include welders, pipe fitters, electricians, supervisors and equipment operators. Average pay would range from $20 to $60 per hour, depending on the job.
"We love being involved in our community and major projects that really do make a difference," the company's president Herb Spence III told the news source.
Around the United States, the construction industry unemployment rate fell below 10 percent for the first time in nearly six years in June, according to Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. The industry added 13,000 jobs, a total of 190,000 since June 2012 and driving the unemployment rate down by 3.4 percent.