Plasterers, bricklayers, floor finishers and sheet metal trades workers are among key building trades set to benefit from the housing construction boom in Brisbane and South East Queensland whilst earthmoving operators and construction managers will also be in hot demand, according to a new report outlining Queensland’s workforce needs over the next five years.

And demand for electricians is set to remain solid as work on the NBN ramps up notwithstanding the pull-back in resource developments. Prepared by Deloitte Access Economics for the Ministerial Industry Commission (MIC), the Annual Skills Priority Report released on Monday predicts that the number of people employed throughout the…