Skilled trades are growing—and that means opportunity for you.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 158,000 unfilled construction sector jobs in the U.S. – a number that is expected to increase significantly as tradespeople retire over the next decade. The ratio of construction job openings to hirings, as measured by the Department of Labor, is at its highest level since 2007.
WHY VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE GUARD AND RESERVE, AND SPOUSES?
The military community is a natural fit for construction, since its members are primed to make onsite decisions that prioritize safety for everyone around them and for those who will come later. Military members take part in unique training that instills in them the need to work as a team, stay organized, and remain self-disciplined as they follow procedures that are set in place to mean the difference between life and death, training that is invaluable in the construction industry.
Steps to Get Started
Ready to learn more? Use the steps below to help you learn more about the construction industry, people like you who have made successful transitions into their civilian careers and what jobs are available. Don't worry about taking them in order; these are just guidelines for you as you familiarize yourself with the industry and what it offers.
First, review stories about those who have successfully transitioned into the construction industry.
FIND YOUR CAREER
Second, speak with industry leaders about different career paths and opportunities available in construction.
GET A MENTOR
Third, search and apply for jobs in careers that fit you best. Click on CAREERS below to search for jobs.