Construction Week October 2 – 6, 2017 Raises Awareness of Opportunities in Construction Industry

The Spokane Home Builders Association, along with many other associations and construction companies across the nation, will celebrate Construction Week October 2 – 6, 2017.  The mission of Construction Week is to promote awareness of the construction industry as a safe, exciting and rewarding career option.

“Many construction firms across the country are facing significant workforce shortages, especially within the largest segment of the workforce, hourly craft workers,” says Joel White, Executive Officer of the Spokane Home Builders Association.  “These shortages are forcing firms to increase pay and benefits and adopt labor-saving tools and methods. Yet these strategies can only go so far for an industry that remains heavily labor intensive.  That is why we need a new, state-by-state focus on recruiting the next generation of construction workers into the industry.  Establishing a special week focused on the many benefits and rewards of working in construction will go a long way in helping bring new workers into high-paying construction careers.”

The construction industry offers high paying jobs and ranks high in job satisfaction. There are numerous career opportunities for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after high school and for those who want to attend an apprenticeship program, a 4-year college or a 2-year technical school.

Construction Week is a time to celebrate the built environment and showcase those who create it, increase public dialogue about the shortage of construction workers and bring construction to life for students, educators and parents.  More than a week-long event, Construction Week is a year-round commitment to raise awareness of the vast opportunities available in the construction industry.

The Spokane Home Builders Association represents over 700 members across the Eastern Washington counties of Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens and Whitman.

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