The construction sector is recruiting with a vengeance - Immo

The construction sector is recruiting with a vengeance – Immo

The construction sector, whose number of workers and self-employed has increased sharply over the past 20 years, is still looking for 18,000 additional employees, the Construction Confederation said on Wednesday.

According to figures from the sector organization, the number of workers in the construction sector increased by 11% between the first quarter of 2002 and the first quarter of 2022while the number of self-employed increased by 54% over the same period. Construction now has 50,000 more people (workers and self-employed) than 20 years ago.

If the news in the sector is turbulent, with the soaring prices of building materials and the extension of delivery times, it remains promised to a bright future, according to the Construction Confederation. “The money freed up for the recovery, the ecological objectives and the many necessary renovations of housing, buildings and infrastructure will create additional work. At the moment, 18,000 (positions) remain vacant in the sector”she said in a statement.

To fill these positions, the Construction Confederation is asking the authorities to do their part building “by activating, recycling and/or training the many inactive people”. ‚ÄúThose who can work, must work. And construction is the industry of choice for this. Construction work has changed dramatically in recent years: more technological and therefore lighter and cleaner. We also need a lot of different profiles. More and more construction companies are training their workers from scratch. Anyone who wants to work, is welcome in the construction”, concludes the sectoral organization.

According to figures from the sector organisation, the number of workers in the construction sector increased by 11% between the first quarter of 2002 and the first quarter of 2022, while the number of self-employed increased by 54% during the same period. Construction now has 50,000 more people (workers and self-employed) than 20 years ago. If the news in the sector is turbulent, with the soaring prices of building materials and the extension of delivery times, it remains promised to a bright future, according to the Construction Confederation. “The money freed up for the recovery, the ecological objectives and the many necessary renovations of housing, buildings and infrastructure will create additional work. At the moment, 18,000 (positions) remain vacant in the sector”, she underlines in a press release. To fill these positions, the Confederation Construction asks the authorities to bring their stone to the building “by activating, recycling and / or training the many inactive people”. “Those who can work, must work. And construction is the industry of choice for this. Construction work has changed dramatically in recent years: more technological and therefore lighter and cleaner. We also need a lot of different profiles. More and more construction companies are training their workers from scratch. Anyone who wants to work is welcome in construction,” concludes the sector organization.

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