Work IN Roads is a collaborative initiative between government agencies, associations and businesses aimed to support those who contribute to our state’s infrastructure and to inform Hoosiers about the broad career paths available in the road construction industry. We support the pipeline by increasing awareness and connecting students to employers, ultimately providing better roads, better careers and a better living.
Why Work IN Roads is Needed
There is a huge labor shortage in construction, and that means high paying jobs are available! We educate the public, help companies find workers, connect students to career paths, and provide parents and educators with the tools necessary to help inspire the next generation of workers in the field of construction.
So what is Work In Roads exactly? It’s a collaborative initiative between government agencies, associations, and businesses aimed at supporting those who contribute to Indiana’s infrastructure and informing Hoosiers about the many career paths available in the road construction industry.
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans $810 million of work on our state’s highways this year.
78% of firms need workers
In AGC’s 2019 Hiring and Business Outlook Survey, 78% of firms in the U.S. reported difficulty filling salaried and hourly craft worker positions.
$58,404 average salary
The average pay for construction industry employees in Indiana was $58,404 in 2018, 22% more than the state average for all private-sector employees.
The following organizations are all joining forces to take part in and support this initiative: