Trade Hounds, the professional community built exclusively for the construction industry, has announced the launch of its Jobs platform, which connects contractors directly with the skilled tradespeople they’re seeking to hire. Unlike other job boards serving the industry, Trade Hounds has built a community of 175,000 tradespeople that are already using the platform to showcase their work, build professional profiles and expand their networks.
Existing professional platforms are argued to have failed to meet the needs of the $1.3 trillion construction industry. Sourcing talent remains a huge challenge for contractors and the industry. Trade Hounds believes a construction-only hiring platform is needed to meet the demands of both workers and employers. The company has taken a ‘worker-first approach’ by building a platform that workers can use for; showcasing work, building professional profiles and networking. Now that Trade Hounds has amassed more than 175,000 workers, they’re enabling contractors to tap into their vast community of skilled tradespeople.
“The motivations and preferences of tradespeople differ from those of the corporate job seeker,” says David Broomhead, Co-Founder and CEO of Trade Hounds. “We’ve built a community where tradespeople belong. Construction companies recognize the value of a platform that provides direct access to a larger pool of qualified talent. Our Jobs platform fills a void in the construction industry.”
Trade Hounds’ Jobs platform is being introduced at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has displaced construction workers, delaying projects. While disruption from the pandemic lingers, markets are experiencing a recovery, with jobs starting to pick up. The Jobs platform is helping to put people back to work and advance the progress of construction projects across the country.
Trade Hounds is opening up the Jobs Platform to contractors nationwide. Some of the country’s largest electrical and MEP subcontractors are already using and finding value in the platform.
“Trade Hounds has already become a part of our recruiting process at CCS. The community of tradespeople on Trade Hounds gives us access to qualified workers that we can’t access anywhere else. The platform’s construction-only focus ensures jobs are shown only to relevant workers,” comments Matt Telmanik, President of CCS Construction Staffing.
With 175,000 registered users, Trade Hounds has established itself as the premier labor marketplace for the construction ecosystem. The Jobs platform strengthens the company’s value by diversifying its user base, creating a way for its community members to source employment. Now, the construction industry has a tailored solution for its employment needs.