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Old 06-28-2009, 09:26 PM
 
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Hi, I have really enjoyed all of the valuable information in these threads about the Charlotte area. I was wondering if anybody could give me the scoop on Commercial Construction in the area? I'm looking for an Estimator, PM or Superintendent position. How is the job market for these positions? Any info would be great. Thank you very much!
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have been out of the country for a couple of weeks, but, upon my return, my son has informed me that the unemployment rate here in Charlotte is approaching 15%. I also know that before I left town, my next door neighbour who has a construction company has not worked steadily in over 6 months. He is also a framing carpenter and a custom carpenter & brick layer, so, his skills are varied. He has resorted to car repairs to try to support his family.
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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My husband is in the same industry, and has similar experience as a PM and estimator in both residential and commercial construction. He lost his job in January and has not had much luck finding any jobs. It's even been two months since his last interview. I wish I could be more positive, but it seems like the construction industry is still suffering.

Best of luck to you and your family.

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Hi, I have really enjoyed all of the valuable information in these threads about the Charlotte area. I was wondering if anybody could give me the scoop on Commercial Construction in the area? I'm looking for an Estimator, PM or Superintendent position. How is the job market for these positions? Any info would be great. Thank you very much!
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:12 AM
 
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I have never seen it this slow in the 15+ years I've been in the construction industry.

You'd always have slow times (for a wk or two), but not like this.

Many companies I deal with have layed off a bunch of people or have mandatory furloughs throughout the year.

I don't see things improving yet.

just my honest .02
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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One neighbor is laid off from the engineering company where he worked - a large, well-known national company that had a large office here (wh/ has been closed). He did estimating as part of his job - huge commercial projects (malls, university buildings, etc). He has been out of work since November, when they closed the office.

Another neighbor has had 30 years in construction, doing commerical interior work (finish carpentry, sheetrock, etc). He has been out of work since last October. He has not been able to pick up even small jobs. He says there are vast numbers of construction workers out of jobs all over this region. His wife is employed here, so they don't have plans to leave the area, but he said many people are trying to find work elsewhere, so they can make the move this summer to get their kids started in school in a new location this Fall. He said from what he is hearing, people are saying they are finding it nearly impossible to find work anywhere. He said some are talking about the NW - Washington and Oregon, but I believe he said most trades are union there, so I am not sure how that affects things.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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Smile looking for brick layer in charlotte or surrounding area

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I have been out of the country for a couple of weeks, but, upon my return, my son has informed me that the unemployment rate here in Charlotte is approaching 15%. I also know that before I left town, my next door neighbour who has a construction company has not worked steadily in over 6 months. He is also a framing carpenter and a custom carpenter & brick layer, so, his skills are varied. He has resorted to car repairs to try to support his family.
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We are looking for a brick layer and also a carpenter.
If you are interested please respond to rsjllc@gmail.com
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