Trade Hounds, Boston, a professional community built exclusively for the construction industry, launched its Jobs platform, which connects contractors directly with the skilled tradespeople they’re seeking to hire. Trade Hounds has built a community of 175,000 tradespeople that are already using the platform to showcase their work, build professional profiles and expand their networks.
Sourcing qualified talent remains a huge challenge for contractors and the industry at-large. Trade Hounds believes a construction-only hiring platform is what’s needed to meet the unique demands of both workers and employers in construction. The company has taken what it calls a ‘worker-first approach’ by building a platform that workers use for a variety of professional reasons, such as showcasing work, building professional profiles and networking.
“The motivations and preferences of tradespeople differ from those of the corporate job seeker,” says David Broomhead, co-founder and CEO of Trade Hounds. “We’ve built a professional community where tradespeople feel they belong. Construction companies recognize the value of a platform that provides direct and efficient access to a larger pool of qualified talent. Our Jobs platform fills a huge void in an industry that deserves is own unique solution.”
Trade Hounds is opening up the Jobs platform to contractors nationwide after a successful beta period, during which more than 30 contractors used the platform to source, evaluate and hire skilled tradespeople. The Jobs platform strengthens the company’s value proposition by diversifying its user base and creating a way for its community members to source employment opportunities.