Plenty of job opportunities are available in the U.S. construction industry, but recent data shows that many employers are finding it difficult to find qualified specialists to fill these roles. According to CNNMoney, the construction sector added 28,000 positions last month, but some industry experts noted that skilled contractors are becoming increasingly hard to find.??

Johnny Yates, president of a construction company in Texas, stated that his company has struggled to find talented experts to add to its team in 2013. The improving housing market and the nation’s recovery from the economic recession of the late 2000s may lead more people to pursue careers in the construction industry. Additionally, some employers in this segment may consider training programs and financial aid to help prospective job seekers go back to school to learn the necessary skills to become effective contributors.??

Business Insider reports that U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data revealed that the construction segment is significantly impacting the overall economy. Construction jobs are leading all nonfarm payrolls in the United States – a trend that could continue in 2013 and beyond.??

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