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We Deliver Skilled Electricians, Welders, Machine Operators, Millwrights, and More

Tradesmen® not only provides reliable, job-ready skilled craftworkers—we support our clients with proven manufacturing staffing strategies that enable firms of all sizes to:

  • Sustain a profitable work-to-skilled worker ratio on projects
  • Minimize unnecessary overtime expenditures
  • Mitigate industrial trade labor shortage challenges
  • Better meet clients’ quality expectations
  • Hit client deadlines far more consistently

An Experienced Pool of Proven, Contingent Industrial Trades

Tradesmen International® has been recruiting, onboarding, and retaining verifiably skilled skilled craftworkers since 1992. Each employee completes a stringent hiring process, including in-person or virtual interviews, skills evaluations, and more. The result is a formidable database of proven skilled craftworkers who are available on a just-in-time basis.

From highly experienced, journey-level industrial trades to apprentice-level skilled craftworkers, our staffing database of skilled craftworkers includes:

  • Electricians
  • Welders of all types
  • Pipefitters
  • Boilermakers
  • Millwrights
  • Machinists, CNC, and other
  • Industrial Maintenance Technician
  • Predictive maintenance specialists
  • Equipment and pneumatic mechanics
  • Press brake operators
  • Riggers
  • And many other trades

While our skilled craftworkers may seem like temporary employees to you, they are full-timeTradesmen® employees. We provide them with stable work, project diversity, strong benefit opportunities, and more. As a result, our employee retention percentage is strong and enables us to more readily deliver skilled, safety-minded, reliable, and productive contract employees.

In addition to benefits, Tradesmen® handles payroll services, unemployment, and workers’ compensation costs for our employees. This enables industrial professionals to consistently realize overall labor cost reductions, between 11–24%, using our light industrial staffing strategies.

Markets We Serve with Industrial Staffing Solutions

You need qualified candidates, but putting out job openings for a permanent position and vetting job seekers looking for career opportunities is an expensive time-waste. 

For nearly three decades, our recruiters has delivered industrial staffing solutions to a wide range of industrial businesses, including:

  • Food, beverage, and tobacco
  • Wood, paper, and printing
  • Petroleum, chemicals, plastics, and rubber
  • Primary metal, fabricated metal, and machinery
  • Computers and other electronics
  • Consumer products, electrical equipment, appliances, and components, etc.

We also have exceptional experience with industrial shutdown staffing, turnaround staffing, planned outages, preventive maintenance programs, and other time-sensitive initiatives that require high-end industrial trade staffing expertise. Whether you need full crews or individuals to support your operations, we can send them to your job site precisely when needed.

Human Resources Staff Benefits from Industrial Staffing Solutions

Our skilled craftworkers emphasize safety, productivity, and top industrial skills. Most staffing agencies don’t understand your true hiring needs and beyond. We’re more than an industrial staffing agency. As a support arm to your internal industrial staffing operations, Tradesmen® helps you:

  • Meet workforce requests from plant operations with reliable, job-ready skilled craftworkers with industrial experience
  • Access all trades at all skill levels, from one to dozens, precisely when needed
  • Deliver journey-level trades, apprentice-level skilled craftworkers and helpers to plant operations
  • Minimize paperwork and costly time with a true, single-source industrial staffing solution
  • Gain localized, team-level service support and 24/7 order-placement convenience

Plant Managers Achieve Time and Cost-Saving Objectives

We collaborate with plant operations to address your industrial staffing requirements precisely when needed. Tradesmen® assists in all staffing needs, including:

  • Overcoming workforce shortages affecting quality, productivity, and deadlines.
  • Reducing overtime costs.
  • Introducing provisional second or third shifts to meet tight deadlines.
  • Enhancing workforce productivity and profitability by maintaining a streamlined full-time staff.
  • Maintaining a balanced work-to-worker ratio by flexibly incorporating contract labor based on workload fluctuations.
  • Accessing localized, team-level service support and convenient 24/7 order placements

Why Work With an Industrial Staffing Agency?

If you are considering partnering with an industrial staffing agency but aren’t sure about the benefits, we outline them below.

Focus On Your Core Workforce

Partnering with a staffing agency like Tradesmen® allows you to focus on your core, full-time workforce. We will provide qualified, skilled workers to match your fluctuating workload. Staffing your projects shouldn’t steal time away from supporting your core workforce and boosting employee engagement. With the help of Tradesmen®, you will get the right number of skilled tradespeople at the right time at the correct skill level on an as-needed basis.

Save Time and Meet Deadlines

Meeting deadlines is made possible by working with Tradesmen® to gain access to proven skilled craftworkers when and where you need them. Don’t spend time searching for the contract direct hire you need. We are the dependable source for proven skilled craftworkers in the industrial industry. Contact us to complete projects on time with the skilled labor you’ve been looking for.

Get Vetted Skilled Craftworkers

Tradesmen® does the screening and vetting work for you. We provide proven skilled craftworkers who have been stringently evaluated with face-to-face or video interviews, reference checks, workforce hours verification, credential verification, and hands-on skill testing. With a nationwide talent pool of over 500,000 skilled craftworkers, we provide the best talent right when you need it. Our proven workers are ready to serve your business. Trust us to deliver the right skilled craftworkers to get the job done right.

Mitigate Unemployment Expenditures

Reduce your SUTA rate by avoiding layoffs and terminations of full-time employees. Minimize or eliminate layoffs by working with Tradesmen® to supplement your core employees with our skilled craftworkers. When your workload slows, send our skilled craftworkers back with no negative impact on unemployment taxes. Our workers are covered under Tradesmen® so you don’t have to worry about unemployment expenditures affecting your bottom line.

Minimize Workers’ Comp Risk and Costs

Keeping a lean workforce and supplementing it using an industrial staffing service allows you to minimize your business’s workers’ compensation exposure. Use Tradesmen® skilled craftworkers to avoid paying higher insurance premiums and boost occupational safety. Our safety-minded, skilled workforce are mindful of recommendations from the national safety council and are covered under our workers’ compensation insurance. Our craftworkers come at no risk to you since they are full-time employees of Tradesmen®.

Save Money On Healthcare Costs

Rising health insurance costs have been a concern for small business owners for the past several years. By tapping into the network of craftworkers with Tradesmen®, you won’t need to be concerned about staying competitive with health administration. Minimize profit losses related to healthcare coverage by working with fewer full-time employees and pulling in Tradesmen’s® talent when needed. We provide a comprehensive benefits package for our network of tradespeople so that you don’t have to.

Protect Your Business and Minimize Exposure To Non-Compliance

By working with an industrial staffing agency, you protect your business from legal risk and the consequences of non-compliance. Labor laws are constantly changing and it is important to stay abreast of the current regulations. Tradesmen® stays up-to-date with legislation relevant to the industry and supports you with workforce strategies to comply with current laws and regulations.

Improve Profit Margins With Industrial Staffing Services

The CORE+Flex industrial staffing strategy enables you to run a leaner full-time workforce. Because we have a substantial local, regional, and national database of proven, job-ready industrial trades, we’re able to reliably deliver the trade you need, at the exact skill level you request, on a precisely as-needed basis. Learn more about CORE+Flex and contact us today to get proven industrial staffing.

Access skilled trades and top talent with Tradesmen International.

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