We work with underutilized workforce populations in the construction industry. This means we work with individuals who are justice-impacted, individuals with disabilities, individuals who suffer from substance abuse disorders, women, veterans, and young adults. Nearly 95% of our new hires self-identify as low-income. We provide career pathways centering around the individual, identifying specific barriers to long-term employment and ensuring our employees receive the training and supportive services necessary to safeguard their success.
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the average age of a construction worker is 42, and the average retirement age of a construction worker is 61. Nearly half of all workers in the construction industry are 45-64 years of age. This means approximately 41 percent of the current construction workforce will retire by the year 2031. Many of the seasoned industry leaders we have spoken with believe this timeline will accelerate due to job burnout and job site injuries. They predict the industry will lose its most skilled workforce by 2027.
As a labor company, we are trying to get away from the current ineffective and non-sustainable temporary labor model. Unlike our competitors, we take a more holistic view of the needs of our employees and inspire them to actively pursue careers in construction through training and certifications. However, to stay competitive with other industries outside of construction, immediate job placement is often necessary. This reality does not lend to a high-quality recruiting model and can make recruiting difficult. As a labor company, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with above-normal quality labor by actively recruiting underutilized workforce populations who are highly motivated to pursue careers in construction.