Meet the Trillium Team: Ashley Preston

Ashley Preston joined the team at Trillium Construction Services in 2014. In her current role as Recruiter for the Wisconsin region, Ashley provides Trillium clients with the best talent in commercial construction and skilled trades while supporting several offices in her region.

In addition to her expertise in recruiting, Ashley is the lead singer in Milwaukee based Blue Light Scene which performs at the Wisconsin State Fair and Summerfest. When she isn’t singing and keeping job sites staffed, Ashley is busy planning her 2015 wedding and taking crazy amounts of pictures of her English Bulldog Winston.

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Hiring Construction Project Managers!

Ever wonder how someone becomes a leader in their industry? In order to excel amongst the competition regardless of your industry, there are certain factors that an organization must have.

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How to Land The Job! Trillium Staff Speaks Out!

Have you ever wondered what others did to set themselves apart? Are you missing out on great opportunities that you feel you are qualified for? Here are some great tips directly from our staff to help you land the job!

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1.6 Million New Workers Needed In This Industry By 2022!

With the job market booming in most sectors, you may be surprised to learn that the construction industry is tied in growth with the medical industry! Experiencing an annual employment growth rate of 2.6%, the demand for skilled and experienced talent both in skilled trades and management is undeniable. Experts with ABC predict that 1.6 million new skilled workers will be needed in the construction industry by 2022!

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Construction and the Fatal Four

As reported by OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor, the construction industry saw the highest number of workplace deaths in 2013 with a total of 796 deaths reported. A drastic 57% of those deaths were attributed to what is referred to as the “Fatal Four” which includes falls, being caught between objects, electrocutions, and being struck by objects.

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Construction Staffing Careers: Branch Manager

If you excel in an environment that offers a balance of sales, management, and interaction with others; a career as a Branch Manager may be a great choice for you! Our construction staffing branches offer those who have an interest or knowledge base in the construction and heavy industrial industries the opportunity to join an a nationally leading brand for an exciting career opportunity!

Our construction staffing Branch Managers are responsible for achieving the financial goals and increasing the growth and profitability of a branch office while developing and maintaining client relationships, internal staff, and promoting a cohesive positive team environment. A career as a Branch Manager with Trillium Construction, provides you with an opportunity to develop a dynamic sales and recruitment team that provide general and subcontractors with the skilled trades talent needed to complete their projects in a safe and timely manner.

iStock_000017756250Medium“As a Branch Manager at Trillium I have been able to incorporate my interest in construction, my supervisory skills, and my desire to achieve personal financial success. I lead a team that is as dedicated to help staff projects, as my clients are to completing their projects effectively. The level of pride that our staff takes in their work, their employees, and their clients’ success sets us apart from the competition.” stated Jesse Remer, Branch Manager.

Our Branch Managers’ previous backgrounds range from construction project managers, experienced construction staffing professionals, and construction superintendents to driven business graduates with a strong interest in the growing construction industry. If you are driven to provide results, have knowledge or interest in the construction industry, and are looking for a career that provides a strong professional and personal life balance; consider a Branch Manager career with Trillium Construction Services.

 

Click here to express interest in a construction staffing career with Trillium Construction, recognized as a national leader in construction staffing.

 

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

Traveling Contract Workforce: A Modern Contractor's Solution

While temporary and contract labor have long been a part of the design of most skilled workforces, traveling contract labor has given many contractors their competitive edge in recent years. After establishing a credible resource, having a pool of traveling contract labor to provide skilled and unskilled workforce solutions for your projects in remote locations can be as easy as a phone call or email.

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Attrition has been a growing battle for several industries and is a continuous battle for drivers, heavy industrial workforce, and environmental remediation staff.  Locating staff on short notice and in remote areas of the country only increases the difficulty to have a qualified and safe workforce to staff your projects. Access to a mobile workforce of skilled and unskilled labor can reduce your overhead, delays in scheduling, and allow your organization to take on additional projects above what your current workforce is able to complete.

While many contractors focus on locating a local staffing provider in areas that they do not typically do business, they may open themselves up for unnecessary liabilities and costly mistakes. Industrial and environmental contractors often require temporary staff that are trained, certified, and screened to perform specific duties in unique environments and conditions. Many staffing companies and day labor providers are unable to locate a workforce capable of these type of duties quickly. Having the wrong staff in place can often end up worse than having no staff in place. Mistakes made by unqualified help can result in costly scrap materials, overtime, and injuries. In addition to the initial costs the effects on your OSHA log, EMR rates, and overall job site moral can be long lasting. Completing due diligence to find the right provider for talent, can have a large impact on the success of your individual projects and your organization as a whole.

A company who excels in providing a mobile workforce should be able to provide you with testimonials from other clients, an outline of where they have offices and satellite branches for employee recruitment and screening, and be well versed in handling employment issues that come with a mobile workforce. Traveling workforces present their own set of challenges to an inexperienced recruiter. Inquire with potential partners on what their biggest challenges are managing a traveling workforce, what resources they make available to their staff, and how they have handled challenges in the past.

 

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of top level talent? Contact us today! If you are a stand out in your profession and seeking contingent or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

 


Hurricane and Disaster Cleanups Slowed By Talent Shortages

The impact that a natural disaster can have on a community is profound. Consider the short and long term effects of Katrina and Sandy on not only their local areas, but nationwide as the valuable services that are provided by these communities are cut off. Unfortunately natural disasters usually wipe out the local and regional resources, making recovery time longer and causing additional hardships on those involved.

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Hurricane Sandy brought to light the need for experienced skilled trades and environmental workers that are available to mobilize to different areas quickly. With many local contractors without equipment, personnel, and communication devices outside contractors were a critical part of the recovery and restoration process.

With hurricane season upon us, now is the time to consider your resources before disaster strikes. Most environmental and construction restoration contractors do not employ enough personnel to take on projects of this magnitude without adding to their workforce. In addition to the need to quickly mobilize, contractors should ensure that their additional project personnel are qualified, trained, and appropriately certified to be performing the work. Having skilled workers available at the moment that disaster strikes, can be invaluable to your business and allow you to take on additional project loads quickly and efficiently.

When considering a staffing partner for remediation and restoration work be sure to verify the following:

  • The staffing partner specializes in your line of work.
  • The staffing partner is well established and is able to demonstrate their previous abilities to hire for these roles.
  • The staffing partner has a pool of pre-qualified candidates.
  • The staffing partner is experienced in disaster related projects.
  • The staffing partner specializes in mobile workforces.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of experienced skilled trades workers? Contact us today!  If you are a stand out skilled trades worker seeking short or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

Oil And Gas Industry Jobs On The Rise!

Are you looking for a job in the oil or gas industries? Now is the time! Almost half of the U.S. hiring managers in the industry are anticipating job growth including many full time positions yet this year!

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A recent survey conducted by Rigzone,  reported that more than a quarter of oil and gas employers planned to use more staffing agencies to fill positions in 2013 than they had in the past. Obtaining a position in the oil and gas industry through a construction or skilled trades staffing firm can provide additional security and benefits for an employee. An established construction staffing agency will often provide more overtime opportunities, traveling positions, workplace flexibility, and more job stability as most work with multiple contractors in the industry and can keep tradesmen employed going project to project.

The areas with the most anticipated growth for 2013 in the oil and gas industry include:

Mechanical Engineers

Design Engineers

Petroleum Engineers

Electrical Engineers

Reservoir Engineers

Pipeline Engineers

HSE Managers

Finance and Accounting

Production Engineers

Production Operators

Process Engineers

Heavy Equipment Operators

Refinery Specialists

If you are interested in a new position in the oil and gas industry, now is the time to act! With a larger than usual opportunity for full time positions, these positions will fill quickly!

If you are a contractor seeking to add additional staff, anticipating your future needs sooner rather than later can help you in the search for talent. With approximately half of the contractors in the industry recruiting for the same types of tradesmen and engineers, the top level talent will likely be hired for positions earlier in the season. Also, consider partnering with a staffing firm that specializes in your line of business but services a multitude of positions. Creating and maintaining a relationship with a staffing partner that understands your needs and your company profile without reinventing the wheel each time, will save you a large amount of time and resources.

Want to learn more about how you can gain access to Trillium’s national network of experienced tradesmen and construction workers? Contact us today!  If you are a stand out skilled trades worker seeking short or long term career opportunities, visit our job seekers section for more information!

Trillium, a national leader in staffing and recruitment is a valued staffing partner to over 5,000 companies nationwide. Trillium is privately owned by Oskar René Poch.

How To Be Successful In Marine Staffing

Whether you are searching for Marine Electricians, Shipfitters, or Pipefitters, the search for qualified skilled trades people with marine industry experience can be difficult. In our niche market, marine staffing has it’s own set of diverse challenges that can be difficult for those inexperienced in the industry to overcome. Let’s face it marine contractors across the world are able to find talent and get in forward motion, so the questions remains how do they do it?

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