Construction Connection Helps Companies Find Skilled Workers To Rebuild East Coast After Hit From Hurricane Sandy

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The free online construction industry-networking site, ConstructionConnection.com, is helping companies in New York and all along the East Coast find quality workers to help rebuild communities after Hurricane Sandy brought devastation to the region earlier this year. Using the site, business owners and contractors can find union and non-union workers whose specific skill sets meet their needs.

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By using our site, [people] working to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey can find top-notch candidates for free and quickly.

One month ago, Hurricane Sandy swept across the Eastern part of the US, leaving destruction and devastation in her wake. The super storm contributed to the loss of 125 people’s lives and caused over $62 billion worth of damage, most of it in New York and New Jersey. Construction Connection, a website dedicated to uniting people from across the construction industry, is working to help the victims of Sandy by offering a free platform to post and find jobs to help in the rebuild. Using their site, contractors and business owners can find both union and non-union workers whose qualifications and skills meet their specific needs.

By registering on ConstructionConnection.com, both employees and employers can create a free profile, which is instantly visible to over 45,000 members already registered on the website; through extensive SEO and social media campaigns, members are connected to hundreds of thousands of people. Unlike most job-posting sites, Construction Connection does not focus on resumes. Rather, users complete a detailed profile that allows them to list all of their industry-specific skills, experience, licenses, union affiliations and more. Then, using their patent-pending job matching system, business owners, contractors, and company administrators can post detailed jobs and get connected to a manageable number of highly qualified candidates. The purpose of this system being to avoid an influx of hundreds of under-qualified, or irrelevant, applications from people outside the industry.

“By using our site, contracting firms, inspection firms, engineering firms and others working to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey can find top-notch candidates for free and quickly,” says Co-Founder Suzanne Breistol. As a Florida resident, Breistol is no stranger to the damage that a hurricane can do, and she is proud to be a part of a company that is doing its part to help rebuild the homes, businesses and infrastructure destroyed in the storm. Breistol adds, “We are here to help put the right people together to expedite the rebuilding process whether someone needs to find tradespeople, inspectors, managers or a partnering company. In addition to the free company profiles and job match we want our members to take advantage of the other free resources our site has to offer including free toolbox talks, educational articles and our partners program.”

The partners program on ConstructionConnection.com is a free resource for members to seek out advice and services from professionals in a variety of areas. The partners include engineering firms, attorneys, fringe benefit consultants, manufacturers and more. Hurricane Sandy particularly affected one such partner, the MEP Firm Edwards & Zuck with offices in New York City. Their office, as well as many of their clients’ offices, was hit hard by the storm. Since then, they have been especially eager to reach out to members of Construction Connection to offer their expertise while people work to rebuild. After visiting the site and learning about Construction Connection and their partners’ efforts to help those in need, Matthew Demello of the radio program Third Eye Weekly, was compelled to cover the story as well. Demello hopes the news will travel fast, so more people are able to take advantage of the site’s services and resources.

One of the cornerstone elements of Construction Connection’s site is its user-friendliness. In a time of need, when contractors and sub-contractors need to hire many skilled workers quickly, Construction Connection makes the hiring process easy. Through their job-matching system, employers do not have to wade through mediocre candidates, but instead they can find top-tier talent for free and with ease. They are also dedicated to customer support; they have a toll free help line, on-line chat, and can help companies set up their profiles and post jobs.

Construction Connection was created out of a need for a more effective and streamlined way for construction industry professionals to get matched with the right industry jobs and with the right industry opportunities. The partners of Construction Connection, both industry professionals themselves, listened to both company and individuals’ dissatisfaction with the traditional job boards, the paid resume blasts, the overpriced resume services and overall lack of sympathy toward the individual candidate. They listened to the dissatisfaction from companies who post jobs only to get many irrelevant results or having to purchase high priced ads to showcase their company. Construction Connection is a patent-pending, one-of-a-kind profile creating / match-making system. The system delivers effective results. Construction Connection saves you time, money and aggravation by matching people to people, people to companies, companies to people, and company to company.

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