Construction laborers help build structures and sites. They possess strong physical stamina, active communication skills, and work collaboratively with other laborers and construction professionals. They are makers, contributors, and thrill-seekers that perform the inherently hazardous and taxing labor that makes it possible for us to live and work safely.
Typically, their day consists of lifting, moving, cleaning, loading, and unloading materials. Depending on the tasks at hand, a construction laborer may also need to operate heavy machinery like jackhammers, bulldozers, or earth tampers.
Construction laborers generally learn necessary skills through on-the-job training or an apprenticeship program which may last two to four years. Certifications are also available in many different areas. Jobs for this role are expected to grow 5% by 2029.