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There was good news for people who are looking to complete plumbing courses and electrical courses after a new study showed that there has been increased demand for construction workers.Research by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG revealed that demand for construction workers increased over the past month with more people being placed in temporary and permanent jobs within the industry.The REC figures for January showed that the number of placements for permanent construction and engineering employees grew to 57.7 while the temporary jobs index was slightly higher at 58.These numbers are positive news for the construction industry as any figures over 50 represents growth and this indicates some resilience in the face of an uncertain economy and the threat of a double dip recession.Bernard Brown, KPMG's head of business services, said: "There are signs within some industries that things are looking up. Amongst the engineering, construction and IT sectors demand for permanent staff has increased since the turn of the year."Competition for places within the construction industry is tough so job candidates must ensure that they have up-to-date qualifications which will enable them to work in different areas within the sector.Able Skills is proud to help the next generation of construction industry employees by delivering qualifications in every subject we cover right up to NVQ level 3.