Construction jobs hiring for construction jobs in Florida is going to be hard, a recent CNNMoney article found.
CNNMoney’s Chris Johnson reports that Florida’s construction industry is expected to shrink by more than 5% in 2020 and that this could be even worse than the forecast by some construction companies.
Johnson writes that there are more than 500 construction jobs open for grabs and that Florida will see the loss of around 4,000 jobs in the next four years.
That means construction workers in Florida will have to compete for jobs, particularly as they work to repair and rebuild roads and bridges, roads and tunnels and even new apartment buildings.
The news comes as construction companies are looking to attract workers by offering bonuses for jobs that are completed.
According to Johnson, a construction job at a local company is worth $1,400, compared to $700 for a similar job at another construction company.
Workers also have to show up to a job site on time and be able to pay a certain hourly wage.
Those incentives have been criticized by construction companies, which say the bonuses don’t go far enough to keep workers employed.
Construction jobs have traditionally been plentiful in Florida.
In 2015, Florida saw a surge in construction jobs and the number of jobs was up by 17% from 2014, according to CNNMoney’s numbers.
But Johnson notes that construction jobs have been hit hard by a downturn in the construction industry in recent years.
Construction jobs in Miami-Dade County and Broward County have been on the decline, as has construction jobs statewide.
And construction jobs aren’t the only job that’s been impacted by the downturn.
A new report by the Florida Association of Counties has found that fewer than half of construction jobs are in Florida, according the New York Times.