Explore the Laborers

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Construction craft laborers are generalized professionals who assist in a variety of different tasks on a construction site. They need good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination, and basic problem-solving and math skills. Employers want workers who are hard-working, reliable, and capable of being a solid member of a team.

Laborers work in many sectors of construction including heavy civil and highway construction with many different types of jobs, such as clearing and preparing highway work zones and rights of way, temporary traffic, installing sewer, water and storm drain pipes, placing concrete and asphalt as well as grade checking (surveying of construction sites). Laborers work in the building trades, building or remodeling schools, airports, warehouses, public buildings, and many other types of projects. Laborers also work in the oil and gas industry doing maintenance, new pipeline construction, and pipe insulation.



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