The Austin market is experiencing extremely rapid growth and is now the #1 destination for commercial real estate investment. Considered a “Boom Town”, with tech giants like Tesla, Oracle, Dell, IBM and Samsung all establishing headquarters and large campuses there, the area has become a desirable landing spot for individuals and families alike due to relative to the number of construction permits, employee pay rates, and cost of living.

Skilled Labor in Need

The cities expansion is happening all over town with large projects like Tesla and Oracle in the South and IBM in the North. The tech boom and large commercial building expansion has provided ample opportunity for workers in skilled trades including Electrical, Structured Cabling, Security and Fire Alarm, A/V, and HVAC Controls. The skilled labor shortage is the biggest obstacle to projects being completed. Most of the companies looking for skilled labor help, are now opening their doors to entry-level candidates due to the shortage. With this also comes higher entry-level pay wages and increased opportunity for experienced workers who want to climb the ladder fast.

Job Opportunities for Electricians and Low Voltage Technicians

With tech expansion driving the economy, growth is the continued theme for the Austin market for years to come. This growth is presenting a wide variety of job opportunities in construction, namely jobs for Apprentice Electricians and Journeyman Electricians as well as Low Voltage trades, like Structured Cable Technicians, Data Center Technicians, Security and Fire Alarm Technicians, and Low Voltage Installers.

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