Monster launches construction career resource center

Monster and the National Center for Construction Education and Research have created an online career resource center focused on construction industry employment opportunities.

The co-branded site for employers and job seekers is accessible through both organizations’ websites. Visitors can search the site for local and national construction jobs, build resumes, create personal job searches, access up-to-date information about the construction profession, including tips on wages and find useful links regarding careers in construction.

Monster says its job posting function allows contractors to easily and cost-effectively find and attract ideal candidates.

“One of the construction industry’s biggest challenges is recruiting a skilled workforce to keep up with the labor demand,” said Rachael Smith, marketing director for NCCER. “By joining forces with Monster, we have the opportunity to create awareness and highlight construction careers at a much broader scale.”

According to Monster’s employment index, the construction industry’s online job postings have increased significantly over the past year. Monster says its dedicated channel for construction trade job seekers will include the resumes of more than 300,000 candidates with relevant construction experience.

“The construction industry is an important cornerstone of the U.S. economy, employing approximately 5.2 percent of all workers,” says Steve Pogorzelski, president of Monster, North America. “We are excited to align with NCCER and provide career resources to this significant and expanding workforce.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States will need approximately 1 million skilled workers to fill construction jobs between 2002 and 2012.