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Quad Cities

Quad Cities region comprises of North Western Illinois and South Eastern Iowa along the Mississippi river. The main cities in the Quad Cities include Moline, Rock Isand, East Moline, Silvis, Coal Valley, and Milan in Illinois. Iowa key cities include Davenport, Bettendorf, DeWitt, Eldridge, Riverdale, and LeClaire. Greater Quad Cities comprise many other cities in the 100 mile radius.

The main QC region is undergoing a rapid development process including many new construction projects such as the I-74 bridge and the Chicago-QC Amtrak station. Many public funded and private construction projects such as revamping the existing buildings such as schools, colleges, hospitals, and so on are going on in the QC.

Highway and roadway construction by the Iowa and Illinois Department of Transportation are planned in the Quad Cities. Expansion of the John Deere Road, airports in Moline and Davenport, and the ramp reconstruction of the I-74 corridor are the important ones. River drive on both side of the Mississippi river are seeing major road improvements.

Construction and improvement of manufacturing companies in the area such as the John Deere, Arconic, Kone, Nestle, Guardian industries, Sterilite, Heinz, Sara Lee, Coca Cola, Sears Seating, and so on are continuous projects.

Private investors are interested in large scale commercial projects in the Quad Cities. Residential and commercial apartments, lofts, condominiums, homes, and so on are on the rise. Maintaining and improving the current buildings is a constant area of opportunity.

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The influx of work is also bringing lot of construction jobs to the Quad Cities. However, connecting the workforce with the employers is a key challenge. Background verification and experience are significant in the construction jobs hiring.


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Big and small construction companies are abundant in the Quad Cities. Some companies take Disadvantaged Business certification in order to bid certain government construction projects. Infrastructure is in place for the construction companies to prosper. Labor is abundant in the Quad Cities for the construction projects.

If an out of town construction company is hired, it is common for the subcontractors to move in during the construction period.

Workers must contact the staffing company hiring for a given project. The contact details on the companies' website can be used for reaching out to the human resource departments. However, subcontracting is a common hiring method for the construction jobs.

Here are the popular construction companies that are hiring for QC Construction Jobs.

Small Business

Small businesses in the Quad Cities actively hire workers for seasonal construction jobs which can be found on jobsites and business Facebook pages. Experienced workers with referrals and skills are needed in the Quad Cities area. Illinois jobs link and Iowa workforce websites are the official sources for QC Construction Jobs.

Target links
  • Indeed, Careerbuilder, Linkedin, Snagajob, QC Employ me, Quad Cities Craigslist, and so on are key websites to look for construction jobs.
  • Posting resumes is a better idea so the employers can find you on the jobs sites.
  • Local career fairs and hiring events are also a good source.
  • Staffing agencies such as Express Employment Professionals, Riverside Staffing, QC Staffing, Sedona Compass, and Kelley Services are hiring in the Quad Cities. Background checks, pulmonary function test, drug test, and so on are completed by the Staffing agencies to reduce the risks.
  • Networking and known employers are crucial for QC Construction Jobs and this is the main method for recruiting.
  • Referrals eliminate the risk of fraud and result in long-term relationships and continued work.
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Quad Cities is a typical MidWest region where everyone knows everyone and you can get hired within no time if you spread the word. The work ethics are commendable in the Quad Cities as the employers and employees maintain professional relationships and win-win deals.

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Construction Jobs

Construction positions are available in different levels. Entry level jobs are available more and matching workforce is available in QC. However, experienced jobs and labor are hard to find and match. Committed workforce who can finish a job responsibly are favored for succesful completion of construction projects.

  • Construction General Labor
  • Construction Framer
  • Construction Nailer
  • Concrete Laborer/Finisher
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  • Forklift Operator
  • Construction Welder
  • Heavy Assembly Mechanic
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Equipment Hauler
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
  • Siding Specialist
  • Construction Electrician
  • Metal Treating Specialist
  • Mill, Drill & Bore Specialist
  • Electrical Assembler
  • Bridge Laborer
  • Construction Operations Technology Manager
  • Crane Operator
  • Heavy Highway Construction Skilled Labor

Other supervisory and management positions to work in construction sites are also in demand.

  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Supervisor
  • Site Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Production Supervisor
  • Site Manager
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In general, construction jobs require physical strength, standing long hours, lifting weights, and working in hot and cold temperatures. Outdoor work is also dependent on the weather elements such as wind, rain, snow, and ice. Certain guidelines are in place for cancelling work in case of extreme weather. However, all labor is expected to prepare for any changes.


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Local colleges are encouraging construction training programs to facilitate future QC Construction Jobs. Special programs are set up for women and minorities.

  1. Black Hawk College in Moline has Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) for training the workforce. The program is good for careers in Equipment operators, Carpenters, Laborers, Cement masons, Electricians, Pipefitters, plumbers, and other building trades.
  2. Highway Construction Training is also available from Eastern Iowa Community College for Iowa Quad Cities applicants.
  3. Plumbers and Pipefitters are a local union offering training and placement
  4. Associated Builders and Contractors are offering state wide training in Carpentry, Electrical, Heavy Equipment, HVAC, and Plumbing for high school students and other candidates
  5. Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities are offering training and apprentice opportunities in carpentry and floor covering skills.
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Reading blueprints, handling tools, general safety, operating equipment, basic math, working with computer, and so on are required skills for construction workers. Following guidelines, obeying the rules, working in teams, and regular attendance is recommended for construction workers.

Advanced skills are preferred particularly in construction and bridge work. Quick thinking and active participation is expected as the work is fast-paced.


Online applications are encouraged by most employers for faster processing. Rock Island and Scott county employment centers have helping agents for filling out applications. Background checks, health records, and experience can be verified by submitting documents online.

Applicants can apply for a job matching their skills and experise. It is better to apply for skills that are adaptable even if the experience in that area is minimum. If the applicant can pick up the skills with in a day or two, the employers do not mind hiring you.

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Workforce can join as an intern in a company and get the required skills and experience. Due to the recent government measures, all employers are recruiting interns for on the job training. Salary and other benefits can be changed after succesful internship.

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Companies offer hourly wages for construction jobs. They range from $10 to $50 depending on the experience. 401K matching, Health insurance, annual vacation, and paid monthly leaves are available depending on the project and client. Many workers prefer subcontracting or as self-employed due to the seasonal work nature.

If employed through a staffing firm, the net pay is often lesser for QC Construction Jobs. On the other hand, if hired for a government contract, you may be eligible for extra perks and protection.


Insurance is a mandate for every worker. The employers have umbrella coverage and workmen's compensation for major issues. However, employees and self-employed are required to have health insurance before working on QC Construction Jobs.


Job seekers are required to have networking and communication skills for QC Construction Jobs. Calling, emailing, texting, contacting on Facebook messenger, and so on are acceptable means of communication.

Joining the local construction communities and unions is a good way to stay in the know how and get hired. Knowledge about the local market will enhance the chances of getting hired in QC Construction Jobs.

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