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Four ways to find construction craft workers and professionals

According to the AGC 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook, 76 percent of responding construction firms report having a hard time finding qualified craft workers, while 62 percent report difficulty in filling key professional positions. In particular, it’s difficult to find supervisors, project managers, carpenters, roofers, equipment operators, and plumbers.

Sound familiar? It’s a whole new ball game these days when it comes to finding qualified workers and that includes the services you use to connect with potential employees. Here are a few construction-focused sources I’ve heard of that may be worth trying (let me know your thoughts on these and other sources you’d recommend):

Of course it is also important to connect to your local schools to restart, help build, and tap into their vocational training programs. Today’s skilled worker shortage won’t be short lived. In response, many contractors are looking ahead at how to engage with younger students now to build their workforce of tomorrow.