The residential construction industry is expanding across the United States, and job seekers may find many employment opportunities if firms continue to steadily increase their work teams.

U.S. Department of Labor officials found that residential building firms, nonresidential property construction companies and residential specialty trade contractors were among the employers who hired more workers between December 2011 and December 2012. In fact, department administrators stated that the nation added 155,000 jobs across all construction sectors last month.

“Employment growth was widespread, impacting general and specialty trade contractors alike – [it is] the largest monthly increase in construction employment in nearly two years,” saidABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.

Basu noted that residential construction firms may see a temporary slowdown in work due to the winter weather, but many firms could continue to increase their work crewsover the course of 2013. Residential construction firms are expressing greater optimism about the nation’s economy, especially since federal officials have resolved fiscal cliff issues that may have impacted businesses’ future profits.

Meanwhile, residential building companies may focus on improving homes in communities that are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. These residences may require significant resources from construction professionals and may help create new opportunities for contractors torebuild areas that were affected by the storm.

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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