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

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

An Experienced Pool of Proven, Contingent Light Industrial Craftworkers

Tradesmen International has been recruiting, onboarding, and retaining verifiably skilled light industrial positions 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 light industrial staffing database of skilled craftworkers includes:

  • Assembly Line Workers
  • Warehouse Associates
  • Machine Operators
  • Quality Control Inspectors
  • Production Workers
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Material Handlers
  • Electronics Technicians
  • Forklift Operators
  • Packaging Operators
  • Printing Press Operators
  • Predictive Maintenance Specialists
  • Equipment and Pneumatic Mechanists
  • And Many Other Trades

Although our expert craftsworkers may be temporary workers, they are, in fact, full-time employees at Tradesmen. We ensure their job stability, offer a variety of projects, and provide substantial benefits. This approach has led to a high employee retention rate, allowing us to supply skilled, safety-conscious, dependable, and efficient contract workers consistently to accompany your permanent staff.

Furthermore, Tradesmen manages payroll, unemployment, and workers’ compensation expenses for our staff. This arrangement allows manufacturing businesses to achieve significant labor cost savings, typically ranging from 11 to 24%, by employing our light industrial staffing solutions.

Markets We Serve with Light Industrial Staffing Solutions

You need qualified candidates, but putting out job openings for light industrial workers and vetting job seekers looking for career opportunities is an expensive time waste.

For nearly three decades, our light industrial recruiters have delivered light industrial staffing solutions to a wide range of 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 manufacturing shutdown staffing, turnaround staffing, planned outages, preventive maintenance programs, and other time-sensitive initiatives that require high-end 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 Light Industrial Staffing Solutions

Our expert craftworkers prioritize safety, efficiency, and superior light industrial expertise. Unlike many staffing agencies that may not fully grasp your specific hiring requirements and more, we offer a comprehensive solution. We go beyond the traditional role of a light industrial staffing agency. Serving as an extension of your internal staffing team, Tradesmen assists you in several key areas:

  • Providing plant operations with dependable, ready-to-work craftworkers to fulfill workforce demands.
  • Offering access to a diverse range of trades at every skill level, from a single worker to a team, available exactly when you need them.
  • Supplying plant operations with skilled craftworkers across the spectrum, from journey-level professionals to apprentice-level skilled workers and assistants.
  • Reducing administrative burdens and time-consuming processes with an effective, all-in-one staffing solution.
  • Ensuring localized, team-focused service support along with the convenience of placing orders 24/7.

Achieve Time and Cost-Saving Objectives with Tradesmen International

We can work with plant operations to meet your staffing needs on a precisely as-needed basis. By providing quality skilled craftworkers to support your full-time employees, Tradesmen helps you:

  • Reduce workforce shortage challenges that impact quality, productivity, and deadlines
  • Minimize overtime expenditures
  • Add provisional second or third shifts to meet deadlines
  • Increase workforce productivity and profitability by running a leaner full-time workforce
  • Sustain a balanced work-to-worker ratio by flexing in and out contract labor to meet workload
  • Gain localized, team-level service support and 24/7 order-placement convenience

Why Work With a Light Industrial Staffing Agency? 

If you’re contemplating a partnership with a light industrial staffing agency and wondering about the advantages, we’ve detailed them here.

Concentrate on Your Core Team

Collaborating with an agency like Tradesmen lets you focus on your permanent, core team. We supply the necessary skilled workers to accommodate your varying workload, ensuring staffing for your projects doesn’t detract from supporting your main workforce. Tradesmen ensures you have the appropriate number of skilled craftworkers, when you need them, at the right skill level, on a demand basis.

Efficiently Meet Deadlines

Working with Tradesmen provides access to reliable, skilled craftworkers exactly when and where you need them, aiding in meeting project deadlines. Avoid the hassle of searching for contract hires. As a trusted source in the manufacturing industry, we’re here to help you complete projects on time with the skilled labor you require.

Access to Pre-screened Skilled Craftworkers

Tradesmen handles the screening and vetting for you. We offer rigorously evaluated skilled craftworkers, ensuring they meet our high standards through interviews, reference checks, verification of work history and credentials, and skill assessments. With over 500,000 skilled craftworkers nationwide, we deliver top talent at the right moment. Our skilled professionals are ready to contribute effectively to your business.

Lower Unemployment Costs

Reduce your State Unemployment Tax Act (SUTA) rates by avoiding layoffs of permanent employees. Partnering with Tradesmen allows you to supplement your core workforce with our skilled workers, minimizing layoffs. When work slows down, return our workers without impacting your unemployment taxes, as they are covered under Tradesmen, safeguarding your financial bottom line.

Reduce Workers’ Compensation Risks and Expenses

Maintaining a streamlined permanent workforce and supplementing with a staffing service reduces workers’ compensation liabilities. Keep your permanent employee numbers low and utilize Tradesmen’s skilled workers to avoid higher insurance premiums. Our workers are covered under our compensation insurance, presenting no risk to you.

Cut Down Healthcare Costs

Rising healthcare insurance costs are a significant concern for many businesses. By leveraging Tradesmen’s network, you can stay competitive without the burden of healthcare costs for a large full-time team. Work with fewer permanent employees and engage Tradesmen’s talent as needed. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to our craftworkers, alleviating this concern for you.

Safeguard Your Business Against Legal Risks

Partnering with a staffing agency like Tradesmen helps shield your business from legal risks and potential non-compliance issues. Labor laws are continuously evolving, and it’s vital to keep abreast of current regulations. Tradesmen stays informed about industry-relevant legislation, providing workforce strategies that adhere to the latest laws and regulations.

Improve Profit Margins With Light Industrial Staffing Services

The CORE+Flex light 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 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 light industrial staffing.

Tradesmen International tailors contingent staffing solutions

  • Maximize workforce productivity
  • Reduce hiring costs and challenges
  • Limit overtime expenditures
  • Minimize worker’s compensation exposure

Tradesmen International tailors contingent staffing solutions

Maximize workforce productivity

Reduce hiring costs and challenges

Limit overtime expenditures

Minimize workers' compensation exposure

Devise a skilled staffing plan today

With a CORE + Flex skilled labor strategy, Tradesmen provides a no-cost labor productivity consultation.

We help contractors plan to run a lean staffing solution comprised of their core full-time workforce. 

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