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February 4, 2018

  • Featured Article

    Eight places to look for hourly workers

  • As I moderated panel at the LBM Strategies Conference last September, I noticed a common theme among dealers in the audience: Finding yard workers and other hourly staffers is becoming a giant pain in the butt.

    Just like builders and remodelers, the labor crunch is hitting lumberyards hard. Along with the tight market caused by the housing recovery, the pipeline of workers is simply drying up as fewer young people enter the industry, or aren’t aware of it at all, and older workers retire out./p>

    Hiring hourly workers requires different tactics and salesmanship than recruiting for sales or leadership positions— the job requirements, benefits, and long-term career paths are unique, and, therefore, so is the talent pool. Here are eight places to search to widen your pool of candidates for hourly positions:/p>

    1. Craigslist: Craigslist continues to have a good response rate for hourly workers; don’t discount its power! Just be sure you use the space wisely: Don’t just tell readers what you want from them; promote why they should want to work for you./p>


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    February 1, 2019 Diversified Brands (Krylon) Aerosol Paints; Chemicals; Industrial Maintenance & Architectural Coatings; Caulks & Sealants and Applicators
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