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100,000 construction jobs created by house builders in 2015

100,000 construction jobs created by house builders in 2015

Published on 28th January 2016

The Home Building Federation (HBF) has revealed that more than 100,000 new jobs were created by the house building sector during 2015, taking the number of positions supported by the industry in England to 667,000.

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Construction skills shortage ‘hampering growth’

Construction skills shortage ‘hampering growth’

Published on 21st January 2016

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK Construction Market Survey has concluded that the skills shortage is set to continue and predicted that it will hamper growth and push up wages in the sector.   

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Government warned about construction skills shortage

Government warned about construction skills shortage

Published on 18th November 2015

The Government has been warned that any efforts to solve the housing crisis will fail unless steps are taken to tackle the construction sector’s skills shortage.

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Workers urged to consider construction careers as wages climb

Workers urged to consider construction careers as wages climb

Published on 29th October 2015

Workers have been urged to consider training for construction jobs after it was revealed that wages in the building trade climbed at a faster rate than in any other sector over the past year.

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100,000 new construction workers needed by 2020

100,000 new construction workers needed by 2020

Published on 1st October 2015

Nearly 100,000 new construction workers and engineers need to be recruited and trained by 2020 in order to successfully deliver major infrastructure projects, according to the National Infrastructure Plan for Skills.

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Demand for construction workers continues to grow

Demand for construction workers continues to grow

Published on 8th September 2015

The number of construction jobs in the UK is likely to continue to grow in the coming months as employers remain confident about their prospects, a new industry survey has found.

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CPA calls for 'significant investment' in construction skills

CPA calls for 'significant investment' in construction skills

Published on 26th August 2015

Significant investment in skills is required if the construction sector is to reach its growth potential in the coming years, a key industry body has warned.

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Skills shortage forces construction firms to turn down work

Skills shortage forces construction firms to turn down work

Published on 21st August 2015

The skills shortage has become so severe that two-thirds of small and medium-sized construction firms have had to turn down work due to difficulties finding the right workers.

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