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5 Essential Qualities of Construction Laborers

Construction Workers & LaborersA career that seems to be unaffected by today’s economy is that of a construction worker. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, construction jobs are on the rise, which is good news for construction workers and skilled laborers. As more and more businesses grow, and employers continue to invest in expanding, construction jobs are projected to increase by 25% by 2020, faster than the average 14% increase of all other occupations.

With the increased demand for construction workers, construction managers need to develop a team of skilled construction laborers they can depend on to complete projects on time and within budget.  Watch for these 5 essential skills and abilities when choosing construction workers:

  1. Physical strength and stamina—Construction workers must perform multiple tasks at construction sites that require extensive physical labor, including lifting, climbing, bending, digging, and operating hand and power tools. Look for construction laborers who possess physical strength and stamina.
  2. Manual dexterity and coordination—Along with physical strength, construction workers must have excellent hand-eye coordination, be able to move his/her hands quickly, and be able to grasp and assemble objects with 2 hands. Many jobs require sitting, standing or lying down, and construction laborers must possess multi-limb coordination, which is the ability to work with both arms, both legs or one leg and one arm.
  3. Strong reading and math skills —It is also important for construction workers to be very attentive to specifications made by construction contractors. They must be able to read and interpret blueprints and work related documents.  Good math skills are essential for calculating measurements and angles, and determining accurate adjustments.  A good understanding of geometry helps with interpreting designs.
  4. Building and mechanical knowledge—Familiarity with building materials and experience using tools involved in the construction, repair and restoration of buildings, highways, bridges, ships and other structures are more important skills to look for in a construction worker. Construction laborers should also have experience in using mechanical tools, operating machines, and maintaining equipment.
  5. Excellent vision and depth perception—Construction jobs require accuracy and precision. For this reason, it is also very important that construction workers have good eyesight.  They must have the ability to read blueprints and see details at close range, as well as from a distance.  When operating machines, construction workers must be able to see the gauges and dials to make sure everything is functioning properly, and be able to perceive how near or how far to move equipment.

Quality Construction Workers in Less Time

With so many details that need to be covered when hiring quality construction workers and skilled laborers, many contractors rely on temporary construction staffing agencies to fill their construction labor needs.  All the time it takes to post a construction job, interview, screen and hire a construction worker, is saved with one phone call to a construction staffing agency. Labor requests are filled effortlessly, and you never have to wait days for a skilled construction laborer to show up to your site.  The result:  increased productivity.

The CLC Advantage

Construction Labor Contractors provides contractors with talented construction workers and skilled laborers in many areas of expertise.  Our extensive selection process guarantees that our skilled labor possesses the essential skills, experience and certifications needed to perform their job. Offices throughout the United States match thousands of construction workers to commercial and industrial construction contractors in an instant.  Our database is updated and thoroughly maintained with skilled labor experts including:

  • Concrete finishers
  • Plumbers
  • Carpenters
  • Machine Operators
  • Welders
  • Millwrights
  • HVAC Technicians
  • Electricians

Our commitment to recruiting, screening and hiring the most talented construction workers helps you achieve your production goals faster. Your time will be devoted to managing your construction project, while we take care of  payroll, benefits, and administrative duties. In addition, our dedication to our employees ensures safe, reliable work, competitive benefits, and training opportunities.  Take advantage of CLC’s reliable construction workforce and increase your productivity today!

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