2018 Talent Shortages: What To Expect and What To Do!

As unemployment continues to drop and more in the baby boomer generation are retiring, companies nationwide in a wide variety of industries are beginning to feel the sting of talent shortages. With this in mind, who might get hit the hardest this year and what can be done about it?

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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 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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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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Industrial Laborer Training Available!

Are you tired of working general labor type positions with little growth opportunities? Has the cost of training and certifications prevented you from growing your skill set? Let us help!

Trillium provides some of the nation’s largest and busiest industrial contractors with certified teams for industrial cleaning for power plants, manufacturing plants, steel plants, and more! These positions offer consistent work, per diem, paid travel expenses, and lots of overtime!

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We understand that investing in our staff helps us to provide our clients with driven and dependable teams who get the job done quickly and efficiently. If you are looking for an opportunity to obtain your OSHA 40, Hazwoper, and other safety certifications; consider a career with us today! Our team of industrial recruiters will work with you to obtain your certifications, get respirator fit, and more to help you enter the industry with the knowledge and certifications to grow your career and your income!

Want to know more? Click here to apply today!

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.

Are Your Industrial Cleaning Projects Facing Setbacks?

Are your industrial cleaning projects facing set backs on budget, deadlines, and efficiency? The cause may be your manpower. Hiring unqualified and undependable staff for even entry level positions such as Hydro Blasters, Industrial Laborers, Industrial Cleaners, and Vac Truck Operators can have a detrimental effect on your bottom line and your rapport with clients.

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While some of the duties required for these roles are entry level, the training and qualifying of candidates for these roles is more in depth than many non-specialized staffing agencies are familiar with. Hiring staff that hold OSHA 40, Hazwoper, Respirator Fit, and safety certifications requires more time and qualifying than traditional general laborers.

Your clients expect you to uphold rigorous outage schedules with thorough results; requiring qualified and experienced industrial labor. Partnering with an experienced industrial staffing agency, can provide you with qualified staff, training, and even transporting of candidates to larger job sites.

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.

Manufacturing Jobs in 2014

While most hiring sectors have increased dramatically in recent years, manufacturing has shown one of the strongest and most stable growth rates. In 2014 alone, manufacturing alone has added 168,000 jobs according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Hiring Construction Road Warriors!

Does your organization perform projects in remote areas that struggle to provide qualified local talent? You’re far from alone. Contractors nationwide are experiencing a shortage of qualified talent for commercial and industrial construction projects. While the demand for qualified skilled trades workers has been consistently high over the past few years, the demand for an experienced traveling workforce remains even stronger.

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Heavy Industrial Staffing: Finding An Industrial Staffing Agency

Have you tried unsuccessfully to partner with traditional staffing agencies for your heavy industrial staffing needs? There are several factors that set heavy industrial staffing agencies apart from traditional staffing agencies.

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Many light industrial staffing agencies recruit for positions such as welders, fabricators, and other semi-skilled positions. The majority of these positions are light in nature and require far less training and experience than skilled trades positions. Hiring unskilled workers for heavy industrial positions such as pipe fitters, pipe welders, industrial electricians, combo welders, and millwrights could result in losses and damages in the tens of thousands of dollars in as quickly as one day on the job. In addition to damaged materials, equipment, and loss of production, unskilled workers performing heavy industrial jobs are more likely to get injured on the job.

The processes, tools, and equipment involved in industrial construction projects can often result in serious injuries when duties are performed by unskilled workers. While the ability to get someone in place for the position faster by partnering with an existing partner may seem appealing, the consequences can be long term.

So how do you identify a skilled trades staffing agency or industrial staffing agency? Here are a few ways to identify a skilled trades recruiter:

  • The company website shows that at least a portion of their staff is dedicated to skilled trades or industrial staffing.
  • They should provide a list of positions that they staff for industrial projects such as pipe fitters, pipe welders, industrial electricians, combo welders, and millwrights.
  • Ask them how many shutdowns and turnarounds they supplied staff for in the past year. If they seem confused, continue your search elsewhere.
  • Ask them to describe how they support and encourage safety for their industrial and skilled trades workers. If their answer is generic in nature such as a basic safety quiz or video is performed upon hire, they likely do not specialize in industrial and skilled trades placements.
  • Inquire as to what safety services and training are available through their company. Do they employ a full time safety team?
  • Ask for references. If you are still unsure about a staffing agency’s ability to provide you with safe and skilled industrial workers ask them to if they are able to provide a list of industrial projects they have provided skilled trades staff for in the past.

Obtaining, running, and managing heavy industrial construction projects can be difficult enough with qualified and experienced industrial workers. Don’t chance your company’s reputation, financial state, and future with unskilled talent on the job.

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.