The global construction industry experienced a 15% drop in new job postings in Q1 2023 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Black & Veatch with 29,451 job postings according to GlobalData’s analysis of construction company job postings. GlobalData’s Construction Market Size Analysis report provides a top-level overview and detailed market, category and company-specific insights on the global construction market. Buy the report here.

Notably, Architecture and Engineering Occupations jobs accounted for a 15% share of the global construction industry’s new job postings in Q1 2023, up 5% over the prior quarter.

Architecture and Engineering Occupations drive construction hiring activity

Architecture and Engineering Occupations, with a share of 15%, was the occupation with the greatest hiring activity in the global construction industry in Q1 2023, ahead of Management Occupations with a 14% share of job postings.

The other prominent roles include Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations with a 6% share in Q1 2023, Office and Administrative Support Occupations with a 7% share and Business and Financial Operations Occupations with a 5% share of new job postings.

Top five companies in construction industry accounted for 20% of hiring activity

The top five companies, in terms of number of new job postings tracked by GlobalData, accounted for a combined 20% share of the overall hiring activity in the global construction industry in Q1 2023.

Black & Veatch posted 29,451 jobs in Q1 2023 and registered a growth of 43% over the previous quarter, followed by CDM Smith with 15,075 jobs and a 44% decline. Jones Lang LaSalle with 7,455 jobs and CBRE Group with 7,242 jobs, recorded a 13% decline and a 112% rise, respectively, while Eaton recorded a 128% rise with 7,184 job postings during Q1 2023.

Hiring activity was driven by North America with an 68% share of total new job postings, Q1 2023

North America held the leading share of the new job postings in the global construction industry with an 68% share, a 3% higher over Q4 2022. Europe stood next with 19%, registering a 24% decline over the previous quarter.

Asia-Pacific with an 11% share marked a 17% drop over Q4 2022. The Middle East & Africa and South & Central America accounted for shares of 2% and 7% respectively.

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