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Old 07-07-2008, 01:15 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me if there are alot of construction jobs in the Sarasota area? What is the average pay? What is the best area in florida for construction work?
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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This area is flooded with out of work contractors & sub contractors. My husband is one of them.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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Their are still some construction jobs left digging holes for $7-$8 an hour.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Their are still some construction jobs left digging holes for $7-$8 an hour.
Yeah, and if your name is Juan you might have a shot at getting that job.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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This area is flooded with out of work contractors & sub contractors. My husband is one of them.
Hey Racelady88,

What kind of contractor / subcontractor work does your husband perform?
Just curious, as you can tell from one of my other posts, I am quite familiar with Construction. I was wondering how the consulting market is down there. Probably slow . . . it is everywhere.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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My husband is a flooring sub-contractor. He is also HVAC and swimming pool certified. No work for maintenance men these days, either.

The man across the street was a supervisor for Lennar for just over 20 years. He was let go 17 months ago and has not been able to find work. Like my husband he is doing small side jobs.

The businesses that support construction are hurting now as well. Flooring companies, electrical contractors, plumbers, suppliers of cabinets, etc. Even PGT (who makes the windows) has had trouble.
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Old 08-11-2008, 10:35 AM
 
Location: North Port
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No, not much work for employees or legitimate subs. I am a State Certified General. And we have one addition going on (praise the lord) in South Venice. The guys I use have been with me for a long time (loyalty). It would be very hard to find anything right now. We are running across cutthroat non-licensed individuals who are killing the market with there low-ball pricing.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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One of my friends who has been employed in pipefitting was making $14 but just got laid off because they replaced him with 3 people who are being paid $7/hr for his position.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:41 PM
 
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One of my friends who has been employed in pipefitting was making $14 but just got laid off because they replaced him with 3 people who are being paid $7/hr for his position.
That is sad, Florida's right to work law needs to be repealed and unions need to come in and take over and fix our wage problems. These politicians will never do a thing, they are too worried what Disney will think!
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:51 PM
 
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frankly those 3 guys @7 an hour each are probably going to be costing someone money by the time the job is done...
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