Wood Industry Resource Collaborative Report Finds Career Opportunities and Job Growth for the Forseeable Future



Nashville, TN, Feb. 14, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Wood Industry Resource Collaborative (WIRC), a coalition of wood industry trade associations with a mission of perpetuating the long-term growth of the industry by sustaining an engaged workforce, today announced over 120,000 new wood industry jobs were posted in 2023, and that plenty of jobs will continue to be available for the foreseeable future. This key statistic is one of the findings of a recently released detailed industry analysis commissioned by WIRC, examining the current conditions of the wood workforce in the areas of job availability, average salaries, skill and certification requirements and more. 

Retirements, and misalignment between job requirements and available talent have led to the secondary wood industry seeing nearly 16,000 companies recruit for jobs over the prior 12 months. However, the news is good in that jobs growth is strong with power tool operation, carpentry, construction, and hand tool skills are all expected to grow by over 20% in the next five years. 

Other key findings include:

Wood industry jobs are available all over the country, with California having the …

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