According to the recent infographic Construction Industry on the Rise, builders have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about 2014. 30% of people in construction have positive outlooks for the industry in the coming months.
Construction employment is steadily improving, as many companies have about a quarter of their current staff to-hire positions. Last year, 51% of contractors hired new staff, and 41% of the others are envisioning hiring in the near future. 62% of all construction companies are searching for qualified staff currently.
The areas deemed as most profitable for contractors in 2014 are manufacturing, retail, lodging and warehouse and higher education and hospitals.