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2024 Construction Jobs Boom: More Permanent Roles as Economy Bounces Back

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by Joanna Rozwod

2024 Construction Jobs Boom: More Permanent Roles as Economy Bounces Back

​Let's dive into 2024, where the construction job scene is looking up with a big demand for permanent positions, signalling a strong economic comeback. As a go-to recruitment agency, we're excited to share the scoop on what's happening in the construction sector.

Industry Bounce-Back Despite Challenges: After a tough end of 2023 for the construction and recruitment. We're seeing more job opportunities pop up, both permanent and temporary, as businesses adjust their hiring plans due to economic uncertainties (KPMG, 2024). Our agency's success in placing candidates reflects the industry's adaptability and growth.

Skilled Workers in the Spotlight: The need for skilled professionals is driving the surge in permanent roles. Our job-finding efforts match this demand, highlighting how qualified individuals are key players in getting the economy back on track. Plus, it's not just about jobs; salaries in the industry are on the rise, which is great news for job seekers.

Challenges in Hiring: Despite the positive vibe, there are still some challenges. A KPMG study tells us that the job market is a bit tight. Businesses are being cautious, making fewer permanent job offers, but there are more people looking for work. It's a bit of a balancing act as the economy finds its footing.

Dealing with the Skills Gap: One big hurdle for employers and us recruiters is finding skilled workers. According to Ramstad report, almost everyone in the industry agrees – it's tough to find the right folks for certain jobs. This scarcity is making companies think about paying more to attract and keep skilled workers.

Top Jobs in Demand for 2024:

  1. Construction Managers

  2. Gas Engineers

  3. Plumbers

Wrap-Up Thoughts: In this exciting start to 2024, construction jobs are on the rise, and more of them are becoming permanent. It's a sign that the economy is bouncing back. But, of course, there are challenges like finding skilled workers. As we move forward, overcoming these challenges will be key to keeping the good times rolling in the construction job scene. Check out our insights for a closer look at what's happening!

References:

Leading HR trends in the construction sector (randstad.co.uk)

KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs - January 2024 - KPMG UK

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