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As the effects of Hurricane Ian continue to wreak havoc on communities, the rebuilding efforts have begun. However, many industries are facing a shortage of skilled trade workers to help with the rebuilding process. 

This shortage results from various pre-existing factors, including an aging workforce and a shift toward a college education. But now, with the massive destruction left in Hurricane Ian’s wake, there is an urgent need for skilled trade workers to assist in the rebuilding efforts.

Impact of Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian was one of the deadliest hurricanes in recent history. Formed in September 2022, the hurricane caused at least 147 deaths and property damage estimated at $60 billion. Most of the damage occurred in residential and commercial buildings, either destroyed or badly damaged by the high winds and heavy rains. 

In some cases, entire neighborhoods were wiped out, leaving behind only empty lots and piles of debris. The economic impact of the hurricane was significant, as businesses, large and small, were forced to close their doors.

The Residential and Commercial Rebuild

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, many buildings suffered destruction, and those that remained standing sustained significant damage. In addition, the storm surge caused widespread flooding, which damaged or destroyed many homes and businesses. As a result, there is a great need for both commercial and residential rebuilds in the affected areas.

One of the biggest challenges facing those trying to rebuild is the lack of resources. There is a shortage of building materials, skilled labor, and funding. This has made the process of rebuilding slow and difficult. As a result, there is a desperate need for skilled trade workers to assist with the rebuilding efforts.

Skilled Workers for Rebuilding Projects

Skilled trade workers, such as electricians, plumbers, and carpenters, are in high demand for the rebuilding efforts. These workers possess specific knowledge and abilities necessary for the reconstruction process. Tradesmen International®, through its proven construction staffing service, is dedicated to connecting skilled trade workers with companies in need. We offer the following:

Upscaled Communication and Drive

Communication and drive are essential qualities for any skilled trade worker, and we prioritize finding individuals with these attributes. We are committed to serving our customers to satisfaction. As a one-call center, we ensure that our clients get help quickly and efficiently. We have 90 brick-and-mortar locations and nearly 200 local market service teams, so we can be locally responsive and provide the correct ratio of workers needed. 

We encourage our partner contractors, subcontractors, and businesses to establish strong relationships with us and provide insight into their short- and long-term skilled labor needs. This gives our service teams the lead time necessary to reserve or source through our database. Open lines of communication helps contractors get the right number of trades they need at the correct skill level, when and where they are needed. 

Huge Database of Skilled Trade Workers

When a natural disaster like Hurricane Ian hits, it’s critical to have a team of workers in place to help rebuild the community.

Our huge database of craftworkers is available to help with the Hurricane Ian aftermath. We have a wide variety of workers, including:

Experienced Workers

Finding experienced workers is critical in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. At Tradesmen International®, we have a wide variety of skilled workers with experience in assisting the rebuilding process.

All our employees are vetted and have the experience necessary to work on a large variety of projects, although our goal is always to match the experience of our employee with the type of work you do. When we send them to your job site, you can be confident that they will be able to get the job done right.

We also offer our employees full benefits and various work opportunities which has enabled us to achieve a strong employee retention percentage; that ensures we provide all our clients a higher-caliber, tried-and-true worker. We want to make sure that they’re confident and productive in their craft and security. Since skilled workers are in high demand, we want to ensure that we provide the best possible service to our customers.

Tradesmen International®: Efficient, Safe, Experienced

The aftermath of Hurricane Ian will require a team effort to rebuild. Tradesmen® is dedicated to recruiting skilled trade workers and connecting them with companies in need, providing efficient, safe, and experienced workers to help with the rebuilding process. We also offer training and benefits to our employees, ensuring a positive work environment.

If your company needs skilled trade workers or construction staffing support for the Hurricane Ian aftermath, don’t hesitate to contact us. Together, we can rebuild and recover from this devastating natural disaster.

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

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