Mike Rowe will not fill a single vacancy in an equipment department. He is certainly raising awareness at a national level, but construction is generally a local operation.
Recruitment, therefore, must be local.
A contractor in the heart of Packer Country has forged significant relationships within its community in order to fill the inevitable vacancies resulting from a workforce heading to retirement. It takes investment, both of time and resources, but without it, “the company’s going to wither away.”
That’s how Dave Walsh, VP, Leadership & Organizational Development, justifies the effort Miron Construction Co. has put toward finding qualified workers for its future. Miron has multiple methods of attacking the shortage in its communities, many of which involve direct involvement in existing activities as well as creating its own opportunities.