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Become A Labour Worker

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Working As A Labour Worker

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Repetitive

  • $23,650

    Average Salary

What Does A Labour Worker Do At Cash Construction Company Inc.

* Control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones
* Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards
* Signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement, or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials
* Load, unload, or identify building materials, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications
* Measure, mark, or record openings or distances to layout areas where construction work will be performed
* Dig ditches or trenches, back-fill excavations, or compact and level earth to grade specifications, using a variety of power and hand tools
* Tend pumps, compressors, or generators to provide power for tools, machinery, or equipment or to heat or move materials, such as dirt, gravel and asphalt
* Cleans tools, equipment and work areas
* Establish, check and maintain grade; for road, utility and earthwork construction

What Does A Labour Worker Do At Randstad

* Picking/packing
* Cleaning work area
* General Warehouse duties
* Lift up to 30 lbs.
* Oportunidades inmediatas para labor general.
* Los candidatos ideales deben tener experiencia trabajando en un almac-n.
* Esta es una posici-n de tiempo completo que es temporal a permanente.
* Empacar
* Limpiar el area de trabajo
* Responsabilidades de labor general
* Levantar hasta 30 lbs.
* Working hours: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Shift

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How To Become A Labour Worker

Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training (OJT). The length of training depends on the employer and the specialization. Formal education is not typically required.


Although formal education is not typically required, high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

To receive further education, some workers attend a trade school or community college.


Construction laborers and helpers learn through OJT after being hired by a construction contractor. Workers typically gain experience by performing tasks under the guidance of experienced workers.

Although the majority of construction laborers and helpers learn by assisting experienced workers, some construction laborers opt for apprenticeship programs. Programs generally include 2 to 4 years of technical instruction and OJT. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of OJT, accompanied by 300 hours of related instruction in such areas as signaling, blueprint reading, using proper tools and equipment, and following health and safety procedures. The remainder of the curriculum consists of specialized training in one of these eight areas:

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs, which usually have only a basic age qualification—age 18 or older—for entrance. Apprentices must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent before completing their apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Laborers who remove hazardous materials (hazmat) must meet the federal and state requirements for hazardous materials removal workers.

Depending on the work they do, laborers may need specific certifications, which may be attained through LIUNA. Rigging and scaffold building are commonly attained certifications. Certification can help workers prove that they have the knowledge to perform more complex tasks.


Through experience and training, construction laborers and helpers can advance into positions that involve more complex tasks. For example, laborers may earn certifications in welding, erecting scaffolding, or finishing concrete, and then spend more time performing those activities. Similarly, helpers sometimes move into construction craft occupations after gaining experience in the field. For example, experience as an electrician’s helper may lead to becoming an apprentice electrician.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician.

Math skills. Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

Mechanical skills. Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

Physical stamina. Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.

Physical strength. Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.

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Labour Worker Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

  • Unknown



  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Filipino

  • Dakota

  • Tagalog

  • Hmong

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Swedish

  • Vietnamese

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Polish

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Turkish

  • Carrier

  • Urdu

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Top Skills for A Labour Worker


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Top Labour Worker Skills

  1. Safety Rules
  2. Temporary Structures
  3. Job Site
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Followed safety rules and regulations in an industrial environment.
  • Set up ladders, scaffolding and other temporary structures.
  • Cleaned and prepared job sites, loaded and delivered materials to those job sites.
  • Clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards.
  • Drive ATV for crew and use power and hand tools for construction.

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