DENVER — Help wanted signs are now posted at construction sites all over Colorado. In fact, help is so wanted, employers fear there might not be enough workers to fill the jobs.
Take the Union Station project in downtown Denver as an example. It employed 10,000 workers and the project is almost done.
The grand opening celebration happens May 9.
Even when it is done, those workers won’t have to look far to fine their next job.
Industry leaders say there will be an extra 5,000 jobs up for grabs in coming months. “We’re at about equilibrium now, but we can see in the next six months we’re going to have a shortfall so we really want to get the word out that jobs are available,” says Michael Gifford of General Contractors of Colorado.
You don’t need experience. Gifford says training classes will be available for entry-level jobs.