The Residential Construction Industry Wants to Hire Veterans

Skilled trades in the residential construction industry are not the skilled trades of yesterday. Veterans entering the Michigan job market have numerous opportunities available that don’t require the time and financial investment of a four-year college degree program. In fact, there are roughly 132 career choices in the residential construction industry.

Many builders are interested in hiring a veteran. If you are a veteran who is interested in having a career in the residential construction industry, please take a moment to fill out this form. By filling out the form, you will be entered into our database where we will be able to connect you with an employer who is interested in hiring a veteran. Also, if you have a resume, please email it to and we will send it to employers who want to hire a veteran.

As of March 2017 there were 4448 openings in the 17 trades we track on a monthly basis. We are expecting 16,515 new single family homes to be built in 2017. Over the next three years, the construction industry is expected to create 25,000 new jobs.

Skilled to Build Michigan Foundation has created a guidebook specifically for veterans who are returning to Michigan and are looking for a career. We also invite you to look at our “I’m Hiring” directory. This is updated the first week of each month.