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 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 Recognized for Growth and Excellence In 2016!

René Poch founder and CEO of Trillium Staffing, recently announced that Trillium had recently been recognized for several new accomplishments in 2016. Those recognitions included:

  • 2016 Best Construction & Engineering Recruitment Firm 2016 by Corporate Vision
  • 2016 24th Largest Industrial Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts
  • 2016 60th Largest Staffing Firm in the United States by Staffing Industry Analysts

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Recruiters, Your New Best Friend

Do you seem to be receiving calls from Recruiters at the most inopportune moments throughout your busy day? Do you ever wonder why they keep calling?

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Trillium Staffing to Attend Michigan HR Day 2016

Trillium Staffing Solutions is excited to announce their participation in the upcoming Michigan HR Day 2016! The event is to be held at the Lansing Center in Lansing, MI on April 13th. Hours will be 7:30am – 4pm.

 

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Spreading the Appreciation, One Branch at a Time!

Recently, Trillium was awarded one of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in 2015. To ensure that all 90+ branches nationwide share in the triumph, the award is being sent to a different Trillium branch office every month. In an expression of true teamwork, the present branch holding the award will nominate the next branch in line based on merit and hard work.

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Keep Your Pets Safe this Winter

We know that most of you work 8 to 12 hour days and it’s hard to keep tabs on your pets while you are at work. After all, pets are family and they need additional care in the harsh winter months. Just like us, they are susceptible to frostbite, hypothermia and other medical conditions.  Here are a few tips to make sure your pets stay warm and safe this winter. Continue reading

Illness in the Workplace

When an illness strikes, we all know that there is a fine line between trying to stand tough and trying to protect your co-workers from suffering the same fate. What is important is when to know that one trumps the other. The following are warning signs to keep in mind when trying to determine if you should stay home or go to the office.

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