Five states offer good prospects for construction workers

08/9/2010 | Investopedia

For out-of-work construction workers, the best way to find a job in the down economy may be to move. The recession has hit the construction industry hard, but unevenly. Some states -- including Oklahoma, Florida, California, Illinois and Texas -- are showing signs of recovery and hiring builders. There is $183 million in arts-related construction going up in northern Texas alone. In Florida, new construction contracts were up 2% compared with the year-ago month.

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