Construction Laborers perform tasks involving physical labor at construction sites. May operate hand and power tools of all types: air hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment, and a variety of other equipment and instruments. May clean and prepare sites, dig trenches, set braces to support the sides of excavations, erect scaffolding, and clean up rubble, debris and other waste materials. May assist other craft workers.

Sample of reported job titles: Construction Laborer, Construction Worker, Curb and Gutter Laborer, Drain Layer, Drop Crew Laborer, Helper, Laborer, Post Framer, Skill Labor, Union Laborer

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $13.89/hr
  • 733 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2016-2021: 10%
  • Retirement Risk: 11% of Local Employees are Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 2% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Applied
Math
Workplace
Documents
Graphic Literacy
3 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.