As someone who works in the construction industry, you probably already know that it isn't always easy to find new construction jobs. Job availability often depends on location, so it's important that you keep up on where the industry is thriving if you want to succeed. Fortunately, there are plenty of hot areas for construction jobs throughout the United States, so when it comes down to choosing your home base, you have plenty of options.
In an article on Forbes.com, staff writer Morgan Brennan states that the building industry has been booming in big cities over the past few years. Recently, New York City has spent over $8.5 billion on new construction projects, which have brought a lot of construction jobs to the Big Apple. The city plans to build numerous residential towers, so if you're looking for a job that revolves around new housing, New York City is great option.
If the idea of living in a big city doesn't appeal to you, then consider Fargo, North Dakota. In 2012, the city issued $216 million in building permits—almost two-and-a-half times the amount issued in 2011. During the first half of 2013, 180 permits for single-family homes were issued, and plans were developed to create nine new subdivisions and seven new apartment complexes. Because of the new residential housing plans in Fargo, this smaller city is ideal for people who want to contribute to an up-and-coming area. You'll find plenty of construction jobs that allow you to build new homes for people in the suburbs of Fargo, North Dakota.
If you aren't interested in building new homes for people, you can consider road construction jobs. The Indianapolis area is ideal for construction professionals looking for a mid-sized city with plenty of road construction work. Projects are slated for 2013 throughout the entire area and are planned to last throughout the summer. You can also look for road construction jobs along any major stretch of highway. Interstate 75 is highly traveled and known for heavy road-construction areas throughout the year, so any of the cities lining this highway are likely to provide you with plenty of work.
If you want to head to the West Coast, the construction industry is currently booming in San Francisco. According to the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), after years of under-building, the city of San Francisco is adding new residential and commercial buildings throughout the city. In addition to new housing and office buildings, the city has construction jobs available for people who want to work on public projects. As an employee in the construction field in San Francisco, you can work on projects like renovating area hospitals or the Transbay Terminal.
Whether you're looking for construction jobs in the housing industry or on public projects, there are plenty of opportunities in the construction field throughout the United States. To succeed in your field, all you need to do is find the right location.
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