A Boom of Jobs: Construction, Heavy Equipment and Oilfield Workers in High Demand

Are you looking for a job in the construction, heavy equipment or oil industries? If so, now is the perfect time to start applying for jobs in those fields.

According to a recent Bloomberg report, the National Federation of Independent Business found that 45 percent of small businesses in those industries have been unable to fill their various job openings in 2017 because of a severe lack of skilled workers. It is hurting their businesses and causing them to grow a lot slower than they would otherwise.

Construction Hiring BoomThis is excellent news for construction workers, heavy equipment operators and oilfield workers – and especially anyone considering a career in these fields. There are many efforts currently under way and more expected to help make training more accessible for prospective workers, helping these industries find the skilled employees needed on a wide range of jobs that provide vital services across the country. That means if you’re willing to work hard, there are plenty of companies out there looking for workers like you.

Companies are going out of their way to provide the necessary education to workers, with many they are also partnering up with local technical schools and colleges to find young people interested in playing key roles in their companies. Skilled labor is the backbone of many other industries across the nation – after all, construction creates the skyscraper and home where people live and work, oilfields produce the gas and oil needed to heat buildings and drive cars, and heavy equipment helps prepare projects and lift materials into place to get the job done. The future is truly bright for anyone looking to work in these careers.

While workers are one part of getting construction jobs done, crane mats from Ritter Forest Products are also very critical. Companies need to take steps to keep their employees as safe as they can possibly, and installing crane mats on job sites is one simple way to do it. Crane mats can be used to keep equipment in place, provide a stable surface for machinery to work from, and prevent equipment and materials from slipping and sliding during use.

Ritter Forest Products can provide your company with the crane mats, shoring materials, timbers, pipeline skids and more you need to maintain a safe working environment for all of your employees. Get a quote from us today online or call us at 800-426-9570 to learn more.

One thought on “A Boom of Jobs: Construction, Heavy Equipment and Oilfield Workers in High Demand

  1. It is a matter of regret that about 45% of small businesses in the industries like, construction and oil industries fail to fill the job openings. After reading the blog, I come to know that lack of skilled workers is the reasons behind this. Hope this, problem will be solved soon. For a stable and safe construction, the contractors may use anti-slip FRP products.

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