KAKAAKO (HawaiiNewsNow) - The building boom in Kakaako is fueling a surge in new construction jobs.
That's a big turnaround from the 2008 recession.
According to the Associated General Contractors of America, the state lost more than 10,000 construction jobs after the real-estate crash.
But in the past year, the workforce in Honolulu has grown by 20-percent -- to more than 29,000 workers.
"There are more people working in Honolulu today that have ever worked in construction in Honolulu before. So this is a really fast growing market," said Brian Turmail, AGCA spokesman.