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Companies in one area of the country say they have jobs they could fill right now.

Fri April 15, 2016 - Midwest Edition
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As spring arrives, construction sites begin sprouting up all over the Ozarks.
As spring arrives, construction sites begin sprouting up all over the Ozarks.

Local news affiliate KY3 out of Missouri is reporting that the Missouri Career Center held a job fair Wednesday. The fair was centered around construction and trade jobs which officials say is one industry that is in high demand.

As spring arrives, construction sites begin sprouting up all over the Ozarks.

"This is going to be the best construction season we've had since the recession," says Derick Barnes.

Barnes is a business agent for the Heavy Construction Laborers Local 663. He says this is the best business has been in a decade. "I've been in this position for ten years, I've never been busier than what we are right now at this time of the year."

"I think I would be more of a general laborer, outside construction, commercial construction," says Reno Brand.

Brand hopes to fill one of those construction jobs. "I was sitting in a chair all day at a computer with a desk top and it's just not me, I need to be outside in that environment."

Even with little to no experience you can start out working in the ditch and work your way up to being a heavy equipment operator.

"More than likely they're going to need them tomorrow so we've got to stay in front of the game, get them lined up, get them trained if they need training and have them ready for when those contractors call," says Barnes.

Something Reno is counting on. "I do not have any construction experience, the most experience I have is warehouse experience."

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