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Old 05-29-2016, 07:05 AM
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For those wanting to move to Tennessee and need a job when you get here: if you can do construction, you're almost guaranteed a job. There's an acute shortage of construction workers in Tennessee, particularly in Middle Tennessee but also in some other areas of the state, so much so that State Representative Ryan Williams, R-Cookeville, and State Senator Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, introduced legislation that was signed into law by Governor Haslam to recruit more young people and high school students to pursue careers in construction.

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Old 06-25-2016, 03:56 PM
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I hope so we are looking to relocate to the Nashville area. My husband has been in the operating engineers for 24 years here in the North East doing everything from site work to road construction. He actually played a major role in rebuilding the sanitary sewers and rebuilding a major coastal highway after super storm Sandy went through.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:06 PM
Location: USA - RI - Pawtucket
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How badly? For example, I have no real experience but just completed a 200 hour general construction course which included OSHA, First Aid, Rigging, etc. No apprenticeship to any particular trade. Previously (currently) self-employed in IT but it's a completely dead field in my state... Basically, would a yank from RI be able to easily get an apprenticeship sponsorship from a TN construction firm/union?
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:34 AM
Location: South Carolina
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There are always career opportunities in construction, mostly buildings and roads. "How do you get into the construction trade?" is a question that needs to be answered through awareness of the shortage of construction workers and what it takes to enter the industry.
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