Employers often have a hard time finding skilled construction talent, and in recent years, the industry has faced a “dire” labor shortage. Construction job openings are accelerating even as hiring has decreased, and, as Julia Pollak at ZipRecruiter notes, “the number of people actively applying for construction jobs online fell about 40% between 2019 and 2020 and has been flat ever since” (source).
NewConfig is a construction staffing firm in Montgomery County, PA. Since the pandemic, we have asked many industry partners about the construction labor shortage. The common wisdom is that several factors contribute to the need, including an aging workforce, lack of training and education, and the seasonal nature of the work—most workers are looking for reliable, year-round jobs.
On the other hand, many businesses have contacted NewConfig to ask how they can find skilled talent like construction project managers, project engineers, or construction superintendents.
Hiring construction workers during a labor shortage is hard, however, there are methods you can use to attract and retain the talent you need. Whether sourcing construction estimators or project safety coordinators, the best chance for success is partnering with a construction staffing firm like NewConfig.
Please contact our Montgomery County, PA offices to learn more about our construction staffing services. Read below to learn more about the benefits of partnering with a construction staffing firm.
The Positives of Working with a Construction Staffing Agency
Partnering with a construction staffing firm like NewConfig can offer several advantages for your business, especially during labor shortages and fluctuating workforce demands. Here are three crucial reasons to consider working with a construction staffing firm.
Access to Skilled Labor
Construction staffing firms typically maintain a database of pre-screened and qualified construction workers, from construction labor to higher-paying positions, including project engineers, construction project managers, project safety coordinators, or construction superintendents. Partnering with a good firm can quickly give you access to a pool of skilled labor when you need it most.
Lower Staffing Costs
Partnering with a construction staffing firm can also help you save on recruiting, onboarding, and administrative costs. A good firm will take responsibility for hiring, including the often tedious work of conducting background checks, skills assessments, and verifying references.
Significant Time Savings
When timing is crucial for the success of your project, a construction staffing firm can expedite hiring, helping you find qualified workers quickly. A staffing company can be a game-changer for projects with tight deadlines or unexpected labor shortages. And, of course, because a staffing firm takes a large portion of work off your plate, your team can focus on its core talents.
NewConfig: Quick and Efficient Construction Staffing for Your Projects
The construction labor market is facing a significant labor shortage. NewConfig can help you maintain the quality of work on your projects. We conduct a rigorous screening process for all labor, ensuring our hires provide the right experience and skill set.
Contact us today at our Montgomery County, PA, offices to learn more about our construction staffing services.