- Construction management software provider Procore has announced the launch of the Construction Career Board, a construction-focused resource for recruiting and job finding.
- The new platform will allow contractors to post job opportunities for free, and allow those looking for new positions to upload resumes and search jobs. Positions range from accounting and marketing to electricians and carpenters.
- Procore clients will have access to exclusive live sessions informing contractors of best hiring practices.
When a contractor or other construction-based business looks for a new hire, the Procore job board automates the process by automatically distributing the job posting to other online career boards like GlassDoor, BirdDogJobs and Indeed. Job posters will receive emails when applications come in, and the job boards are available in both English and Spanish.
Those looking for work upload an updated resume and search for job opportunities that match their skillsets. Users can customize their experience by signing up for email alerts when jobs are posted matching their area, experience or other criteria. Procore teamed with Arcoro, a provider of human resource management software for the construction industry, on the project.
Connecting construction companies with skilled tradespeople looking for work has been a seemingly simple, but consistently vexing, challenge in the industry.
In late 2018, Boston-based Trade Hounds launched a smart phone app to approach the issue from the worker's side, giving tradespeople a platform for showcasing their work online in what it originally described as Instagram for construction workers.
The app, which is now being hailed as LinkedIn for the construction industry, quickly grew to 150,000 users, and received $3.2 million in a seed funding round in June from backers that included Suffolk Construction and CCS Construction Staffing, according to Crunch Base.
This spring, 40% of construction firms had to layoff or furlough workers due to the coronavirus crisis, amounting to more than 500,000 lost jobs in construction. The industry has continued to add jobs since then, however, and the Procore job board can help employers and workers find each other.
“Construction has been greatly impacted by the pandemic, and Procore wants to support the industry as best we can,” Procore CEO Tooey Courtemanche said in a statement