It’s hard to believe that we are already looking into 2019 in terms of industry trends and what to expect on the job market landscape. Believe it or not, US Lawmakers have already signed legislation to increase spending on Military construction projects by 2.4% in the coming year. That equates to earmarking $10.3 million just for military related construction projects in 2019.
Let’s keep the good news rolling! René Poch founder and CEO of Trillium Staffing, just announced that Trillium has been ranked by Staffing Industry Analysts as the 26th Largest Industrial US Staffing Firm for 2018!
Although the national unemployment rate increased from May to June, it is still extremely low, sitting at around 4%. This can be a very real and scary situation for employers who may be in desperate need of finding qualified workers. However, by making a few small and FREE changes to your recruiting strategy, you can still have your company and job openings stand out among the competition.
For many of us, having a job during the summer while in high school or college seemed like a necessary evil at the time, but in fact, these short-term positions helped to introduce many of us to our first taste of employment and independence. With that came unexpected benefits, not to mention the obvious monetary bonus!
The idea of dealing with a depleted skilled workforce is nothing new. However, over the past year or so, the sting of struggling to find qualified workers is becoming more and more prevalent across all industries.This isn’t your imagination and frankly what is occurring with the United States’ job market this year is literally making history. For the first time ever (for multiple months in a row) the number of available positions in the US has exceeded the number of people currently available for work. What exactly are we talking about here? According to cnbc.com, as of April 2018, there were roughly 6.7 million job openings across the country and only 6.4 million available workers to fill them, with that gap only continuing to widen.
In an effort to make hiring and recruitment less of a transaction and more strategic in nature, 4 recruiting trends have rose above the rest thus far in 2018. These 4 trends are enabling Recruiters and Managers to not just find talent for the right now need, but to locate high-potential talent, allowing for longer term placements.
We all can remember sitting down with the high school counselor going over what jobs may be the best route for our future and thinking to ourselves “yea I know, 4 year college degree, I get it.” But don’t fret, there are other options. In today’s job market, the skilled trades opportunities are out there and to say they are hiring is an understatement!
If the past week has proven anything it is that high temperatures and blistering heat can seemingly come out of nowhere. The important thing is to know how to recognize the signs of heat illness and how to prevent it from happening all together.
After construction spending hit a record all-time high in November of 2017, what can the construction industry expect out of 2018? Here are the top 5 trends to watch out for in commercial construction in the coming months.