President Biden has introduced a new infrastructure plan that dedicates a substantial budget to improving transportation, water & sewer, high-speed broadband, energy, and building projects throughout the united states. If passed, the plan will invest billions of dollars in infrastructure improvement projects this decade. For those of us who follow the construction employment market closely, this smells like jobs and lots of them. But jobs at what level, in what discipline areas, and potentially most importantly, for whom?
It’s the cold calm before the storm for the construction industry here in Minnesota. But while it may look quiet to the casual observer, every successful construction business leader is working hard, right now, to build the right team. Or, to put it more accurately, teams.
Every February and March, my email starts filling up with one specific kind of request.