The construction industry across Australia is booming and as a result there is a shortage of bricklayers. While some young people have avoided the industry because they view the job as a physically demanding one and because they didn’t think there were many jobs, there are now opportunities in most states for these workers.
According to The Department of Employment there is a shortage of construction trade workers and in particular bricklayers in most states.
Occupation reports for each state compiled by the department indicate that bricklayers weren’t in high demand in 2013, but since 2014 onwards there is a nationwide shortage.
Read the reports here.