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August 3, 2007

Boom Time

Our Time Press

Errol Louis notes that NYC has entered a phase of historic growth and that now is the time to get in on the ground floor for those looking for work:

According to a recent story in The New York Sun, the New York Building Congress is reporting that spending for construction in New York City could reach $25.6 billion this year, beating the 2006 record of $24.6 billion.

That translates into an estimated 121,800 construction jobs in New York City as of April this year — 6,100 more than existed a year earlier and way up from the 109,200 construction jobs in the city in 2004.

And we’re just getting started on mega-projects like Atlantic Yards, a wave of skyscrapers and hotels in downtown Brooklyn, the new Yankee Stadium, the expansion of Columbia University into West Harlem and conversion of the old Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg into a residential complex. It will take decades to build these projects, meaning it’s not too late for people with no construction experience or training to get in, literally, on the ground floor.

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Posted by lumi at August 3, 2007 9:59 AM