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What’s Hot: Construction | Spring 2023

Quarterly Report - Construction

The importance of global workforce management and consulting solutions in the Construction, Energy, Environmental, Manufacturing, and Architectural & Engineering sectors couldn’t be clearer. Companies need talented professionals to support the critical needs of their business and evolving workforce demands.

As the ground starts to thaw and Spring arrives, so does the start of construction season. Despite the impending recession, we expect this year’s construction season to be as strong, if not stronger than last year. With the $1 Trillion Infrastructure money starting to be allocated, states and municipalities are taking advantage of the money to improve their aging infrastructures. For example, underground utilities, roads, highways, bridges, treatment facilities, railways, and more. The demand for all levels of construction professionals, management through skilled trades is going to be at an all time high.

Key findings in the Construction industry:

    • The Top 5 job titles requested were:
      • Project Managers
      • Construction Managers
      • Utility Project Managers
      • Staff Project Controls Specialist
      • Field Technicians


    • Of all placements made in the past year, contract roles were the most desirable and made up 57% of jobs.


  • Top 5 states requesting construction placements across the US were:
    • Michigan
    • Texas
    • Montana
    • North Carolina
    • Illinois


  • Job Placements for Construction Managers grew by 36% from February 2022 – February 2023


My favorite season is construction season. We get to put so many talented people to work on impactful projects.”

Andy Streiter, President Planet Forward

Our Specialties: 

Our Specialties: construction, management, project managers, engineering, superintendents, drafters, sourcing/supply chain, procurement, RFP/proposal writing, field operations, environmental, geotechnical, commissioning, operations, quality, safety/health & safety, scheduling, planning, project controls

Planet Forward is your premier source for contract staffing, staff augmentation, contract to hire and direct hire needs in the General Construction field. With extensive experience recruiting professionals in the areas of Pre-Construction, Construction Management and Project Management, our experts will deliver top talent to your organization for all of your construction project needs, no matter the length of assignment. In today’s competitive market, our clients rely on our deep network of talent to decrease commercial downtime and complete projects on time. Founded in 2009, we are an award-winning supplier and partner with a wide range of companies, both in scope and growth stage across North America.

Report by Mike Lazarz, VP Business Development

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