Construction – MSP Sector Analysis 2018 Q1 – TC – August 2018
Approximately 650,000 positions will open up across all industries by the end of 2020, with about 24,000 roles opening in the Commercial Trades. Due to slowing pipeline growth, the 7-county metro anticipates a 3-year construction talent shortage of between 600 and 2,750 workers, including occupations such as pipefitters, carpenters, operating engineers, and supervisors. Mid and high-level skills are most in-demand. Approximately 13.3% of the 7-county metro area is a member of a union, compared to 10.7% of the nation overall. In some metro zip codes, union membership is as high as 28% (55372) and 31% (55417).