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Impact of Record Low Unemployment
in the Construction Industry
In March, the NSA unemployment rate in the construction industry fell to 5.2%. At the same time, the month of April saw a net increase of 33,000 new construction jobs. April experienced the lowest unemployment rates since at least 2000. These record numbers demonstrate the health of the economy and the construction industry. Yet, it also has serious implications for hiring. There are numerous unfilled positions, so attracting talent is more critical than ever.


New Construction Salary Survey
This is an exciting time in the world of construction. 2019 is projected to be a record year for U.S. construction spending. With this rapid turnaround over the past few years, many Construction General Contractors are being forced to reevaluate their construction salaries to stay competitive.

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How to Make the Most of Topgrading
Putting together a team of talented professionals is a lot like putting together a sports team. You want high-performing players who work well together and make each other stronger. Topgrading can help your construction company build a dream team. READ MORE

How to Compete for Construction Talent - Builder Magazine
To find the skilled workers you need in today’s market, you’re not just filling a job opening, you’re selling your company. Brian Binke, President and CEO of Berkley, Mich.-based construction recruiting firm The Birmingham Group explains how to differentiate your company from the competition in this Builder Magazine exclusive article. READ MORE

Construction Recruiting Trends to Recognize Now
It’s a unique, candidate-driven market at the current time. Thanks to the skilled labor shortage, companies are spending more of their time on recruiting efforts than ever before. Here are trends we’re seeing when it comes to recruiting construction talent. READ MORE

About The Birmingham Group
Since 1967, The Birmingham Group has been considered one of the nations most respected Construction Executive Search and Consulting Firms. Our team of experienced search consultants can strategically work with your organization, from the hire of a key project manager, the planning and execution of building an entire team to create a new business unit, to the placement of your next CEO.  |   (248) 647-7766
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