Unemployment has dropped from a high of 11.6 percent during the depths of the Great Recession in June 2009 to 6.4 percent in July. But South Carolina workers also know wages for those jobs are growing ever so slowly.
South Carolina ranked 36th in the nation in wage growth from 2013 to 2014 –expanding only 2.6 percent, according to the most recent year-to-year comparisons from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Construction wages growing faster
Statistics show that construction wages rose 3.3 percent from 2013 to 2014, as the housing market improved and as businesses felt more comfortable expanding their operations and opening new plants. A quick drive around downtown Columbia is evidence of that.
According to EliteProNet, construction jobs in the area are readily available, and construction companies are looking to hire qualified subcontractors in all trades.
Here a few projects available in South Carolina:
|Project Title||Project Location||Due Date|
|TA Petro Stopping Center Columbia
Development of a new “green field” site to construct a new Petro Shopping Center facility. Site package (C-plans) to include general grading (18.5 ac) […]
|Columbia, South Carolina 29201||Sep 25, 2015|
|New Leavelle McCampbell Middle School – Sitework Package
Site work for a new proposed middle school.
|Granitville, South Carolina 29829||Sep 22, 2015|
|BMW Car Dealership / Columbia
A new single story 34,655 sq.ft. BMW dealership with showroom, associated offices, parts department and service department, open mezzanine over parts area…
|Columbia, South Carolina 29203||Sep 21, 2015|
|Springmaid Beach Resort Public Building / Myrtle Beach
The work consists of an approximately 11,000 SF two story building containing a new Registration lobby, lounge and restaurant over first floor open […]
|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577||Sep 18, 2015|
|Hardeeville Welcome Center Replacement
This project is replacement of the existing Welcome Center and restroom facility along with associated sitework on the Georgia/South Carolina border […]
|Hardeeville, South Carolina 29927||Sep 18, 2015|
|Palmetto Center Construction for SC Vocational Rehabilitation Department
Construction of a new Palmetto Center to replace the existing Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility. Project is approximately 38,000 SF
|Florence, South Carolina 29503||Sep 17, 2015|
|Eastbridge Fellowship Hall and Classroom Addition Mt Pleasant
The Work for Eastbridge PCA consists of constructing a new fellowship hall, kitchen, office, and classroom addition. The work includes minor renovations […]
|Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29464||Sep 17, 2015|
|Naps Restaurant / Mt Pleasant
Tenant up fit of an existing 4,634 SF space to include a 1,749 SF addition.
|Mt Pleasant, South Carolina 29464||Sep 16, 2015|
|Aiken High School – Selective Building Demolition
Demotion of 8 classrooms located on two wins of the high school.
|Aiken, South Carolina 29801||Sep 15, 2015|
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Some more good construction news for the state?
Wages in South Carolina’s wholesale trade sectors also grew by 3.3 percent, statistics show. Wholesale trade refers to business- to-business transactions, such as suppliers to large manufacturing firms.