Following pandemic setbacks, more than 600,000 construction-related jobs have been posted so far this year

TACOMA, Wash., May 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Despite supply chain and inflation issues, the construction sector is back in full swing after the setbacks of the pandemic. In March, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employment continued to rise, returning the construction industry to its pre-pandemic state (February 2020) level.

According to PeopleReady Skilled Trades, a specialist division of recruitment giant PeopleReady, 618,000 new construction jobs were posted in the first quarter of 2022. The company saw a 28% increase in construction-related job postings over the past from last year. construction is an industry with many opportunities for those willing to work

“This year’s construction season will provide vital work for thousands of people seeking long- and short-term employment,” said Jill Quinn, Chief Executive of PeopleReady Skilled Trades. “For construction employers looking to fill these critical gaps, experienced specialist staffing partners are an excellent source of skilled workers ready to get the job done.

Based on PeopleReady Skilled Trades analysis of hundreds of thousands of job postings, some of the most in-demand construction occupations with job postings available right now include:

Maintenance and repair workers

  • construction workers
  • Carpenters
  • electricians
  • Painters
  • Plumbers, pipe fitters and steam fitters

From assistant and apprentice to master’s-level opportunities in a variety of trades, PeopleReady Skilled Trades connects tradespeople with work across the United States. Search for jobs at

About PeopleReady Skilled Trades
PeopleReady Skilled Trades is a specialty division of PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI). Since 1987, this specialist division has been connecting artisans and working across a wide range of trades including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding, solar installations, and more. Whether clients need a single tradesperson or need a coordinated effort to distribute tradespeople across multiple projects, PeopleReady Skilled Trades ensures they have the right people with the right tools, on site. and on time. To learn more, visit

Press contacts:
Caroline Sabetti
Chief Marketing Officer, PeopleReady and PeopleScout and Senior Vice President of TrueBlue Communications
[email protected]

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