DES MOINES, Iowa – May 5, 2015 – BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, and the South Dakota Highway Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced the creation of a new career site targeted at professionals, skilled trades and newcomers interested in pursuing jobs in the highway construction industry. The construction Careers Page at http://www.sdwork.org offers an easy way for South Dakotans to locate and apply for jobs in the construction industry. This follows on the heels of the AGC of South Dakota creating and launching http://www.buildsouthdakota.com – a site promoting career paths in construction to teachers, parents, students and other underutilized/underemployed workers.
The new Construction Careers Page was launched on April 8. The Construction Career Page is a no-fee service for AGC South Dakota Highway Chapter members that will help them meet the growing workforce challenges facing the industry.
“There’s a growing skills gap in the construction industry being created by the retirements of so many Baby Boomers,” said Toby Crow, Executive Vice President for the AGC of South Dakota. “With the launch of our Construction Careers page, we are able to promote members’ jobs to interested career seekers. This will increase the available workforce and make it easier for our members to deliver the quality projects the state expects for many years to come.”
“The construction industry has great paying jobs and high job security. Over the next 10 years, the construction industry will retire more than 35% of their professionals and skilled trade people,” said Bryan May, VP of Business Development at BirdDogHR. “We continue to collaborate with the Associated General Contractors of America and several state chapters like the South Dakota Highway Chapter to help their members close the skills gap through software and services designed to help them recruit, engage, assess, develop and retain the people they need now and in the future.”
About AGC of SD
The AGC of South Dakota, Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter, is a voluntary trade association of almost 250 contractors, suppliers and service firms who build the roads, bridges and water/wastewater infrastructure in South Dakota. For more information, visit www.sdagc.org.
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