BirdDogHR and AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter Join to Drive Career Seekers to Construction

This combined effort will recruit workers to the Oregon construction industry and close the skills gap for AGC members

DES MOINES, Iowa — September 6, 2018 — BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent-management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled-trades industries, and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Oregon-Columbia Chapter today announced the creation of the Build-Oregon.com Work Now! careers page to promote construction jobs and training opportunities from Oregon and SW Washington contractors from one central location. The new Work Now! page is part of the Build-Oregon.com website, and offers an easy way for career seekers across Oregon and southwest Washington to locate and apply for jobs and training opportunities in the construction industry.

The new Work Now! page was launched on August 27, 2018. This is a no-fee service for AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter members that will help them meet the growing workforce challenges facing the industry and the state.

“The construction sector across Oregon and southwest Washington is booming. New projects are starting each week, the sector continues to add workers, and wages are steadily increasing. Despite these opportunities, contractors large and small are struggling to recruit the next generation of skilled and motivated workers,” said Yohn Baldwin, president of Baldwin General Contracting and chair of AGC’s Workforce Development Committee. “Build-Oregon.com and it’s Work Now! page will not only promote construction jobs and training pathways, but will connect interested job seekers to high-wage positions across the sector. For the first time, contractors have a job board dedicated to the building trades.”

“The construction industry provides great security and rewarding career choices,” said Bryan May, VP of business development at BirdDogHR. “The Bureau of Labor statistics show the construction industry will grow by 2.8 percent annually for the next 10 years. Compared to the high stakes gamble and debt created by four-year colleges and universities, the construction industry will provide a great landing spot for Millennials and other displaced talent. Only the healthcare industry will grow at a greater rate.”

BirdDogHR continues to collaborate with the Associated General Contractors of America and many of its state chapters, helping their members find future workers and close 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.