The Builders’ Association, Kansas City Chapter, AGC and BirdDogHR Join to Promote Workforce Development in Construction

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – September 10, 2015 – The Builders’ Association, Kansas City Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (KC AGC), and BirdDogHR™, a leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, have announced a new affinity relationship to help their members find, engage, develop, and retain workers for the construction industry. This new relationship is an exclusive benefit for members of The Builders’ Association and the KC AGC, and offers an easy way for contractors to find new and existing career seekers in the construction industry.

“The demand for qualified people in construction is strong and growing,” said Don Greenwell, President of The Builders’ Association and Executive Director of the KC AGC. “During the economic downturn, a large number of people retired from the industry or left for jobs in other sectors. Business owners are staffing their projects now that the economy has improved, and this new affinity relationship can facilitate their search for well-trained office and field staff.”

“The contractors in Missouri are offering great opportunities for smart, hardworking individuals,” said Todd Skokan, President and CEO at BirdDogHR. “This comes at a time where so many college graduates aren’t finding that first job. The construction industry provides stability, growth and huge earning potential, making it an attractive landing spot for Millennials still searching for their start. BirdDogHR continues to collaborate with the Associated General Contractors of America and several state chapters like those in Missouri, helping their members not only by finding future workers, but also closing the skills gap through software and services designed to help recruit, engage, assess, develop and retain the people they need now and in the future.”

To learn more about how this new relationship can help your company find new and existing careers seekers, contact Robin Norris, Membership Manager, The Builders’ Association | Kansas City Chapter, AGC, at (816) 595-4109 or rnorris@buildersassociation.com.

About The Builders’ Association

The Builders’ Association serves the commercial construction industry and represents approximately 800 general contractor, subcontractor, supplier, and service provider member companies employing about 25,000 people.

The Builders’ Association has an Education & Training Center (a 100,000 square foot apprenticeship and management training center) in North Kansas City, Missouri; an administrative office and plan room service center at 720 Oak Street in Kansas City, Missouri; and training and plan room service centers in Jefferson City and Springfield.

The Builders’ Association also offers Safety, Health & Environmental Services; Labor Relations & Employee Benefits; Government Relations; Insurance; the Builders’ EPR (Electronic Plan Room) at www.buildersepr.com; and Marketing Services. Visit us online at www.buildersassociation.com.

About The Kansas City Chapter, AGC

The Kansas City Chapter, AGC represents over 135 firms and is part of the AGC of America, the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States.

About BirdDogHR

BirdDogHR™ offers comprehensive talent management software and managed services — everything you need to guide the entire employee lifecycle. The cloud-based talent management system is straightforward and easy to use, so you can safely focus on implementing strategy — not learning new software or worrying it won’t keep up with changing regulations. Managed services operate as an extension of your HR department and deliver the expertise and focus you need. Organizations can see ROI in effective growth management, bottom line results and compliance peace of mind. BirdDogHR specializes in high-consequence and government contracting industries because they have unique needs. Companies from other industries can use the BirdDogHR talent management solution — and they do — but the solution is built with the most rigorous compliance needs in mind. Visit us online at www.birddoghr.com.