Craft-labor demand could rise as projects ramp up in the middle of the U.S.

01/18/2014 | Engineering News-Record

The impending construction of industrial projects in the Midwest and the Great Lakes areas could spike demand for electricians, welders and other craft laborers, according to this article. Two refineries worth more than $5 billion are planned in Ohio, while in southern Indiana, emission-control and fertilizer-plant projects are planned. These projects could drive labor demand to 26.8 million worker hours in 2016, up from 21.9 million worker hours last year, according to a report from construction-market-intelligence firm Industrial Info Resources.

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