Commercial Construction – Construction firms struggle to find workers

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 by miron5

Menasha-based Faith Technologies Inc. is in a position many businesses couldn’t imagine: They are looking to hire between 100 and 200 workers nationwide at all levels from entry-level laborers to journeymen.

It’s a position that many construction companies find themselves in: They need workers and they need them now.

The availability of qualified workers concerns Kevin Hildebrandt, director of risk control for Miron Construction Co. in the Town of Menasha.

“Workers who are not up-to-date on the latest safety practices are more likely to become injured, which of course even further depletes the number of men and women available to work,” he says. “To combat the shortage and safety learning gap, Miron has emphasized teaching onsite safety to those who are new or returning to the field. The benefit of safety training for new and returning workers, aside from the growth of qualified tradespeople, is that these lessons are reiterated for the entire crew.”

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