Construction Helpers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast
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Construction Helpers

Construction Helpers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning companies
  • Masonry, stonework, and plastering companies
  • House and office construction companies
  • Building finishing contractors

Outlook

Demand for construction helpers will grow at a strong pace. As more homes, schools, office buildings, and power plants are built, the demand for construction helpers will increase.

Job prospects depend on growth in the trades that employ them. Carpenter and bricklaying helpers will have the best opportunities. There may be periods of unemployment during times when construction slows, such as colder months.

This occupation has very high turnover. Many job openings should arise as workers leave the field.

Construction Helpers (CIS 100284)

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Illinois
1,300
Small
&
13.4%
5.8%
>>>>
209
Few
  Champaign Area
17
Very small
&
11.8%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
15
Very small
&
26.7%
5.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Cook County
473
Small
&
12.7%
5.6%
>>>>
78
Few
  Decatur Area
15
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
2
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
79
Small
&
15.2%
9.7%
>>>>
12
Few
  Du Page County
158
Small
&
7.6%
5.4%
>>>>
25
Moderate
  Edwardsville Area
24
Small
&
16.7%
5.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
12
Very small
&
0.0%
5.2%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Lake County
77
Small
&
16.9%
8.6%
>>>>
13
Few
  McHenry County
26
Small
&
26.9%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
11
Very small
&
27.3%
6.8%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Northwest Illinois Area
20
Very small
&
15.0%
3.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
61
Small
&
13.1%
7.3%
>>>>
7
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
12
Very small
&
0.0%
4.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
13
Very small
&
15.4%
5.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
38
Small
&
21.1%
7.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Springfield Area
16
Very small
&
25.0%
4.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
25
Very small
&
36.0%
6.4%
>>>>
5
Few
  Will County
82
Small
&
17.1%
9.1%
>>>>
13
Moderate
United States
126,900
Medium
&
2.3%
3.7%
>>>>
15,000
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.