A new report suggests that construction workers are in huge demand around Australia.
The report by recruitment experts Hays, reveals that professional staff and tradespeople for the construction sector are in high demand across a number of markets.
NSW in particular has a high demand for construction workers, as activity in the new residential and commercial building sectors are soaring.
The recruitment firm says employers are having to work harder to get and keep good staff.
The high level of activity has also revealed shortages of skilled and experienced candidates in the industry.
In the construction field, carpenters are the most sought after but commercial concreters, steel fixers and plumbers, electricians and painters are also in demand.