May 30, 2019 | Filed under: CSBD News
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – May 22, 2019 – CareerSource Broward hosted its 2019 Construction Industry Job fair for individuals seeking a career in one of Florida’s fastest growing targeted business sectors. The annual hiring event aims to help connect job seekers with employment opportunities throughout South Florida.
More than 20 employers from the South Florida region participated in the job fair, including Broward County government, Advanced Roofing Inc., Allegiance Crane & Equipment, DPR Construction, JL Audio and more. Available positions at the hiring event included HVAC technician, electrician, project manager, crane operator, landscaper, commercial roofing apprenticeship instructor, roofing specialist and more.
The construction industry sector continues to experience growth across the state. Recent data from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity shows there are currently 47,600 construction-related jobs in Broward County, and according to JobsEQ, the average annual wage is $50,140. There are currently more than 554,900 individuals employed in the construction industry throughout the state – a 3.8% increase from March 2018.
“All throughout Broward County, you’ll find cranes and new development being built which reflects the need for skilled workers who can contribute to our rising business climate,” said Mason C. Jackson, President/CEO of CareerSource Broward. “Florida added more than 20,000 construction-related jobs in March 2019, and it is our goal to help employers recruit, train and retain the talent needed to support this growing economic sector.”
About CareerSource Broward
CareerSource Broward (CSBD), the administrative entity of the Broward Workforce Development Board, is a federally-funded, locally controlled organization that provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. These services are delivered through three strategically located career centers, which provide individual assistance with Employ Florida, job placement services, career coaching and other employment-related needs. For more information, please visit www.careersourcebroward.com, facebook.com/CareerSourceBroward or follow @CareerSourceBD on Instagram and Twitter.