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Construction is an important profession in our society. The integrity of the structures in which we conduct our lives - our schools, churches, hospitals, offices, highways and homes - is dependent upon the construction industry successfully attracting bright and motivated young men and women to build those structures.
Wage and benefit packages in the industry for qualified journeymen can easily compete with those offered by most any other industry. For example, construction laborers average $12 to $20 per hour, while higher-skilled electricians enjoy averages ranging from $18 to $30 per hour. Building contractors who provide health insurance, retirement plans and vacations are among the majority of the industry's employers.
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