By James M. PoulosPublished Feb 05, 2017 06:02:16As of Feb. 5, there were nearly 20,000 jobs listed for forestry workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The job-seekers are looking for a job that pays $21 an hour, the highest hourly rate for a seasonal forestry worker, and that includes overtime, paid vacation, sick pay and a 401(k).
The bureau said that the vast majority of job postings are for seasonal jobs.
For more than three decades, the United States has been the world’s leading exporter of wood products.
And despite a sharp decline in demand, the country has been able to export wood products from a variety of sources.
But the U,S.
has also been a major supplier of timber to China and other developing countries.