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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY BOOM TIMES AND THE OVERWHELMING DEMAND FOR TRADESPEOPLE!


Construction activity in Western Australia has risen dramatically in the past 12 months, and there has never been a better time for qualified tradespeople and skilled labour in the industry.


Just a little over 12 months ago, as the impact of COVID-19 forced much of the world into lockdown, many WA construction companies prepared for the worst. But now, construction trades are busier than they have been in years, thanks to state and federal government incentives, along with low interest rates, which have sparked a dramatic increase in demand for new projects.


The local construction market has become so competitive companies are approaching trades on rival job sites with offers of bonuses and other incentives to try and lure them to their projects.


While the onset of COVID-19 forced the government to invest heavily in the sector and put pressure on the reserve bank to reduce interest rates, the same pandemic meant that the traditional avenues to fill labour shortfalls, such as bringing people in on 457 visas and an increase in interstate migration, are not an option this point.


The effects of the labour shortfall median to longer term are largely unknown but what is known is that undoubtedly it is a great time for tradespeople with experience and apprentices looking to enter the industry.


Construction Trades Australia is working closely with several small to large companies to address this problem and are keen to speak with candidates in the market interested in exploring their career options. Opportunities are vast, training, support, working conditions are as good as they have ever been, and market rates & salaries are at an all-time high.


We are excited about the future of the industry in WA and look forward to keeping you up to date with all the industry news in the future.

Have a great week!


Jeff & Ross