The nation’s shortage of proven, skilled craftsmen has reached critical levels. Since 2008, the construction industry has lost 600,000 jobs. At the same time, the industry’s workforce is only estimated to grow by .5% per year for the next ten years, meaning the labor shortage probably won’t improve any time soon.*
How are the nation’s leading contractors effectively maintaining a reliable workforce during the skilled craftsmen shortage? By incorporating contract skilled labor into their overall staffing strategy at the onset of a project or prior to key construction phases.
Benefits of Contract Skilled Labor
When you partner with Tradesmen International, we start by assessing your short- and long-term workforce needs. Our labor management professionals use this information to develop a comprehensive local, regional or national recruitment strategy that is implemented well in advance of when trades are actually needed.
Combined with daily interaction between our service personnel and site management, this proactive approach substantially lessens the labor shortage gap—resulting in fewer project delays, maximized workforce productivity and increased profit margins.
Our recruiting power stems from having nearly 200 recruitment and operations facilities across North America, each staffed with construction-experienced recruiters who, together, act as a powerful recruiting engine to support client requisitions of any size and trade, no matter where the project is located.
It’s all made possible by our state-of-the-art project support and national recruiting center, which includes the industry’s top staffing specialists, as well as multiple project labor management teams who specialize in specific trades. Our recruiters have extensive marketing resources and technology to attract, thoroughly vet, onboard and sustain excellent relationships with the country’s finest trade professionals. The result is a database of nearly 500,000 field-tested craft professional employees who we can call upon to support our client manpower requirements.
With comprehensive labor management expertise and unequalled recruiting power, Tradesmen International can develop a custom strategy to help you maintain a reliable, right-sized workforce even in the midst of a severe skilled trades shortage.
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*Source: Severe Labor Shortage Continues to Plague Construction Industry