Trillium Staffing and Penn Foster Partner to Launch Construction Trades Training Program

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SCRANTON, PA and KALAMAZOO, MI— Penn Foster, a leading provider of skills development training and credentials for today’s frontline workforce, and Trillium Staffing, one of the nation’s largest construction staffing firms, today announced a partnership between the two companies to make no-cost, construction-focused courses available to Trillium employees to empower them to gain skills and increase employability.

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Trillium Recognized as 59th Largest Staffing Firm in the United States

René Poch founder and CEO of Trillium Staffing, recently announced that Trillium had  been recognized as the 59th Largest Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts.

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“Many years ago when we started the company we felt that there were a couple of things that we needed to do particularly well. The first was to give great customer service, that means finding the absolute best candidate for the jobs that we have available. Today, we use a partnership approach between our candidates and our clients to find the best possible career matches,” states René Poch, CEO.

Trillium Staffing was founded in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1984, by founder and CEO René Poch. Since that time, René Poch has steadily expanded the employment service to include seven companies with over 95 locations across the nation. Today, Trillium is proud to be recognized as a national leader in recruitment and staffing, providing service to thousands of clients and employees in various capacities across the country.

The organization’s commitment to excellence has been the driving force behind its growth and expansion. Trillium is proud to employ a full time risk management team to help clients identify areas of liability and provide an unsurpassed safety program for their employees.

With a recruitment team of approximately 400 individuals nationwide, Trillium excels at attracting, identifying, and recruiting some of the best candidates in each line of work. Trillium uses the latest technology and sourcing tools available to locate and identify talent for some of the industry’s hardest to fill positions. Trillium employees have access to careers with some of the nation’s leading employers along with competitive pay and benefit options.

“We have the same commitments to each and every one of our employees as we do our clients. We have high expectations and our requirements are stringent. Once you become an employee of Trillium, we’ll do everything in our power to help you succeed and meet your career goals. When our employees are successful, we’ve done our job,” stated René Poch, CEO.

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 30,000 companies nationwide. The Trillium brand of companies includes Trillium Staffing, Trillium Technical, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Marine, Trillium Professional and Trillium Environmental. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 

Demand for Experienced Skilled Trades Talent Grows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the construction industry will face a shortage of 1.6 million workers by 2022. So how did an industry that let go more than 2 million workers during the recession, well more than any other industry, end up in the talent struggle?

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Currently, there is only one tradesman entering the workforce for every 5 that retire. With 73% of construction firms planning to expand their headcount throughout 2017, this leaves the industry in a continued shortage for qualified talent. The Associated General Contractors of America reported that construction firms added employees over the past year at nearly double the rate of the overall economy. In June alone, the industry added 16,000 jobs across the country.

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Join the 15 Million Employees Who Are Already Doing This!

In the United States nearly 15 million people are employed each year by staffing firms. While previously seen as a source of entry level jobs, the staffing industry has transformed itself into the gateway to confidential job searches, permanent careers and access to the nation’s top hiring managers.

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Here’s what staffing employees recently shared with the American Staffing Association:

  • 9 out of 10 staffing employees said staffing work made them more employable
  • 35% were offered a permanent job by a client where they were placed, 66% of those offered accepted the offers of permanent employment
  • The average staffing employee makes $17/hr while some make more than $100/hr
  • 1 out of 5 staffing employees say scheduling flexibility is a key reason for choosing temporary or contract work
  • 90% of staffing employees report that they are satisfied with their staffing company

Whether you are seeking a permanent career change or a contract position, now is the time to get in touch with an established Recruiter!

The Trillium brand of companies is privately owned by René Poch and provides more than 30 years of industry leading recruitment and staffing services through its divisions including: Trillium Staffing, Trillium Construction Services, Trillium Driver Solutions, Trillium Marine, Trillium Technical, Trillium Environmental, and Trillium Techs. With approximately 90 offices nationwide and nearly 400 internal recruitment professionals, the Trillium brand is proud to be recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as a Top 25 Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Largest Staffing Firm in the U.S., a Top 100 Fastest Growing Staffing Firm in the U.S., and a 2015 winner of National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. For more information please visit www.trilliumstaffing.com.

 

Trillium Announces the Acquisition of Impact Solutions, LLC

René Poch founder and CEO of the Trillium brand of companies, announced the acquisition of San Diego, CA based Impact Solutions, LLC effective Monday January 30, 2017.

Impact Solutions, LLC was founded in 2004 by Toby Copeland and Michael Lapidow who developed a dynamic team and process, allowing the organization to become a leading provider of strategic Construction and Low Voltage Cabling staffing services.

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Trillium Announces Holiday Giving Challenge Results!

We’re excited to announce the results of our third annual Holiday Giving Challenge! The Holiday Giving Challenge is one of several annual events that our branches across the nation participate in to give back to their local communities throughout the year.

Branches are challenged to identify a cause in their local community to show support through volunteer time, donations, or both. As usual our teams did not disappoint, several branches stepped up to support multiple causes this year! Please click the logo below to view a slideshow highlighting some of their contributions.

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Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 22,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 

Trillium Construction Services Announces Employee of the Year Winner!

We’re excited to announce this year’s Employee of the Year for Trillium Construction Services! After careful consideration and some very strong nominations, Compton Saunders of Nashville, TN has been selected as this year’s winner!

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“Compton is an employee that has a great attitude, shows up for work every day and continues to make Trillium Construction as well as our contractors extremely happy.  Compton has grown not only in his trades but with Trillium Construction.  He has been offered full time perm positions with almost every company that he has worked for through Trillium Construction but will decline their offer.  He says that Trillium is his home and he would not be where he is today without the help of our office.” -Tabitha Connolly, Trillium Construction Services.

Compton who most of the office knows as Carlos, began his career with us back in 2005 as an Electrician Helper. Today, he’s employed with us as a Journeyman Plumber. He’s worked for us on 20 different assignments and spent the past 11 years building himself a reputation with our staff and clients as someone they can count on to get the job done right and on time.

He will be receiving a VISA gift card, Trillium jacket, an award, and lunch with our team. Congratulations on a job well done, we look forward to continuing to watch your career grow with us!

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 22,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 

Trillium Announces Results of Annual “Trillium Takes on the Town” Event!

The results from our third annual “Trillium Takes on the Town” event are in and are staggering! Each October, we challenge our staff across the nation to select a cause in their community to support and contribute to. Their drive and determination to give back to their local communities is truly humbling. Please click on the image below to view the highlights of their accomplishments.

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Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 22,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

Maintaining Millennial Talent

As the talent gap continues to grow, employers are looking to the Millennial and Gen Z populations to complete their teams. It’s estimated that by 2020, Millennials alone will make up nearly half of the workforce. In order to attract and maintain Millennials in your workforce, it’s important to understand that their values and interests vary greatly from other generations.

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2016 FLSA Changes: Are You Prepared?

On May 18, 2016 President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the current overtime regulations, which will automatically extend overtime pay protections to approximately 4 million workers. While many employers had awaited this final ruling after President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum back in 2014 directing the DOL to update the existing regulations, many are still scrambling to make sense of what the final rule means for their employees and their business.

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The key provisions of the final rule are as follows:

  • Determines the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census Region at $913 per week or $47,476 annually for an employee who works all year.
  • Sets the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (referred to as HCE) subject to a minimal duties test and to the annual equivalent of the 90th percentile of full time salaried workers nationally at $134,004.
  • Establishes a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels every 3 years to maintain the levels at the above percentiles and to ensure that they continue to provide useful and effective tests for exemption.

The final rule also amends the salary basis test to allow employers to use discretionary bonuses and incentives to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new standard salary level. These changes take effect on December 1, 2016, leaving many employers to make determinations on how to handle their current staff who may be effected by the changes in standard salary level which previously was set at $23,660 annually.

Employers are building plans to accommodate the potential increases in overtime costs and base salaries, the re-classification of employees, changes in timekeeping, and any additional business ramifications. If you have not addressed these changes for your organization, The Department of Labor offers additional information at www.wagehour.dol.gov or by calling 1-866-4-USWAGE.

Are you a stand out professional, technical professional, driver, or skilled worker seeking contingent, temporary, or long term career opportunities?  Visit our job board  for more information!  Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of professionals and skilled workers? Contact us today!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 22,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.