NEW JERSEY — New Jersey’s largest construction companies will be hiring more than 7,000 workers in 2018 as the state’s budget cuts hit.
The state’s largest public construction companies, Hudson Construction, Inc. and the Hudson Construction Group, Inc., announced Friday they would hire more than 5,000 new workers in fiscal 2018.
Hudson Construction said in a news release that it would be hiring at least 6,000 employees by the end of fiscal 2019.
Huge construction projects such as a $150 million expansion of the George Washington Bridge to serve New Jerseyans would be among the projects expected to be funded through the additional hiring.
The companies said in the news release they plan to hire about 5,500 workers during the fiscal year.
Hudsons latest expansion project in Fort Lee, N.J., is set to start this month.
Huddersons recent projects include a $1.2 billion expansion of New Jersey Transit’s Orange Line.
Huddy, a construction and real estate firm, announced a $3 billion expansion project that would include a new $1 billion bridge across the Susquehanna River to connect Philadelphia to New York.