As the national development boom impacts local construction projects, a critical need is emerging for more skilled laborers, according to Industry People Group, an online career services provider for construction-related industries. According to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, Labor Market Statistics, construction laborers currently have the second highest number of job vacancies in the state. The study also cites that in Sarasota County, six of the top 50 occupations with the most job vacancies were in a construction-related field.
As a result, Industry People Group is introducing a new service to help streamline the hiring process, known as IPG’s Final 5, which provides employers with pre-qualified and screened candidates actively looking for a new career opportunity.
As the need for workers continues to grow faster than the local labor supply, hiring qualified talent becomes an even greater challenge and will result in construction delays. With IPG’s Final 5, local construction industries will be able to access available quality regional and national workers to fill vacant positions. IPG’s Final 5 systematically identifies requirements for a specific position. Then, through targeted Internet searches, provides desirable candidates within 10 to 15 business days. The employer is then presented with five of the best-qualified, pre-screened candidates ready for interviews.
“The construction industry is based on delivering a quality product on deadline which is hard to accomplish when employers are busy sifting through resumes rather then spending time on the job site,” says Industry People Group Vice President of Marketing Georgann Smith. “To support growth in Sarasota, employers should consider IPG’s Final 5 services and expedite their ability to hire competent, quality employees.”
Industry People Group was established in 1996 as full-service career hub serving the HVAC, sheet metal, controls, electrical, plumbing and piping industry employers and job seekers. For more information, call Georgann Smith at 888-482-2562, ext. 202.