Builders ramp up recruitment as number of housing starts increases

Date: 11 Jun 2024

Fears of skills shortages holding back housing plans appear to have been misplaced, as recruitment ramps up at an accelerated pace in tandem with new orders.

Monthly Construction Sector data published on Monday shows sustained growth of employment, with staffing levels up for the sixth month running in response to higher new orders.

The rate of job creation eased in May but the overall trend combined with previous Central Statistics Office (CSO) wage data, suggests builders have been able to find and employ workers for schemes as their workloads increase, but at the cost of higher pay.

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