Current state of the construction job market update

With the uncertainty of the world right now, you’ve probably been thinking it’s time to bunker down and stay put where you are, even if you actually hate your current construction job.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, it’s exactly the wrong thing to do.

Right now is the BEST time in recent history to get hired in your dream contract administrator or estimator job; one that meets all your wants and needs (like salary and hours), your career goals and aspirations (like a step up the ladder or a switch into another type of role), with an employer who appreciates and values you (and actually walks their talk).

The Australian employment rate has just hit an all time low – at 5.1%, it’s returned to pre-pandemic levels. 

This means there’s less people to fill vacancies, less applicant competition, more ability to command the salary you deserve, the working conditions you want, all with an employer who’s a good culture fit based on what’s important to you.

Construction is driving the economy through the pandemic – ASIC reported the industry generates over $360 billion each year. Planning Minister Richard Wynne last year fast-tracked $625 million of new developments in Victoria to bolster the construction industry.

“We know how important the building and development sector is to our economic recovery and we’re continuing to support the industry with a pipeline of shovel-ready projects,” Mr Wynne said.

If you’ve been dreaming of taking the next step in your construction career, now’s the perfect time to have a crack. It’s an employee market and the best people will be snapped up in roles in the blink of an eye. There will certainly be no shortage of construction projects any time soon, so seize the opportunity while it’s hot.

More funding. More work. More opportunity. This translates into more need for good people and more chances to step into who you want to be, without the need to wait as long to be considered.

Here’s the latest jobs for Contracts Administrators:

Contracts Administrator – Salary Negotiable
arete Australia

Contracts Administrator – Salary Negotiable
Kapitol Group

Contracts Administrator – Salary Negotiable
Alchemy Construct

Senior Contracts Administrator – $150-180k
Maben Group

Contracts Administrator – Salary Negotiable
Maben Group

Contracts Administrator – Salary Negotiable
Chase Group

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