Lack of Available Labor Impacts Niche Online Job Boards
"With such a tight labor market, employers are realizing the value of using an industry specific job board. Companies are looking for the top-rated niche sites because that's where they can find the largest pool of professionals," stated Georgann Smith, vice president of marketing for MEPatWORK.com. "Since the beginning of the year, we have experienced a 58 percent increase in the number of new jobs being posted on our site and a 25 percent increase in our site traffic. This is great news for the thousands of active and passive job seekers who visit our site daily looking for new job opportunities and the companies looking to hire skilled talent."
The skilled labor shortage in the United States is expected to be a continuing trend among most trades. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates 550,000 new construction jobs will be created through 2008, but the industry will need to attract 240,000 workers each year to replace those leaving the workforce or retiring. Niche job boards will continue to be an important resource for sourcing talent for the construction industries.
IPG is the parent company for the job board www.MEPatWORK.com, a full service career/talent hub serving HVAC, sheet metal, refrigeration, controls, electrical, and plumbing industry professionals.
Publication date: 05/15/2006