How to Find a Carpenter Job

By Yvonne Hawkins
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Finding a job in the market today can be a daunting task, especially when working in a limited or specific field. Luckily, carpentry, while it has taken some hits lately with the housing slump, is a field in which workers are generally in demand. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, carpentry jobs are expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. There are several resources to help with your search, and with a little time and effort, you can find a job that's right for you.

Check the classified ads in your local newspaper. Job openings are usually broken down into sections, so look for skilled trade jobs or possibly even a carpenter section.

Search online classifieds like craigslist.org and oodle.com. They have free job postings with different categories, such as a skilled trade/craft section and construction. Specify your location and click on the link for your job category.

Search on websites like constructionjobs.com or bluecollarcrossing.com. These sites are created specifically for construction and carpentry jobs, which could make your search much easier. Indicate your location to see if there are any jobs in your area.

About the Author

Yvonne Hawkins is a recent University of Alabama graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a minor in anthropology. Her writing interests include music and entertainment, travel, and sustainable living. She aspires to become the chief editor of a major publication before she's 30.