The construction industry nationwide is experiencing an increase in activity. Workers are in high demand but many companies are struggling to find the help they need to complete upcoming projects. Minnesota is no exception.
Do a search for “Builder” on the Minnesota Employment and Economic Development Occupations In Demand web page and you’ll find a high demand for construction workers in five job titles. Construction Laborers lead the list, Compliance Officers come in second, with First-Line Supervisors, Construction Managers and Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators taking 3rd, 4th and 5th place. The demand for these jobs is projected to increase at rates of 8 – 9.7 percent in the next ten years.
Fred Economic Data reports that from December 2017 to October 2018 construction trades jobs increased and peaked in February, declined steadily into April then rose significantly to its highest point in October.
According to Finance & Commerce, the construction industry gained 1,700 seasonally adjusted jobs during the month of August 2018, the most of any industry tracked by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Take advantage of the upswing in construction by getting and maintaining your Minnesota Building Contractor License. Online courses are available at the Builders License Training Institute. Online Exam Prep courses are available for anyone wanting their Builders and Re-modelers. There’s even a money-saving Builders and Remodelers License Exam Course & Book Package!
Currently licensed Building Contractors are required to complete 14 hours of continuing education every two years by the anniversary of licensure. Builders License Training Institute will help you meet those requirements with your choice of 3 Complete 14-hour Renewal Packages. Save money with a package or choose any combination of continuing education courses to meet your state license renewal requirements. They’re all online anytime 24/7, fast, easy and convenient! They even offer Building Official CE.
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