BOSTON –Trade Hounds announced the launch of its Jobs platform, which connects contractors directly with the skilled tradespeople they’re seeking to hire. Trade Hounds has built a vast community of 175,000 tradespeople that are already using the platform to showcase their work, build professional profiles and expand their networks.
Trade Hounds believes a construction-only hiring platform is needed to meet the unique demands of both workers and employers in construction. The company has taken what it calls a “worker-first approach” by building a platform that workers use for a variety of professional reasons – showcasing work, building professional profiles and networking.
“The motivations and preferences of tradespeople differ from those of the corporate job seeker,” said David Broomhead, co-founder and CEO of Trade Hounds. “We’ve built a professional community where tradespeople feel they belong. Construction companies recognize the value of a platform that provides direct and efficient access to a larger pool of qualified talent. Our Jobs platform fills a huge void in an industry that deserves is own unique solution.”
Trade Hounds’ Jobs platform is being introduced at a time when the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has displaced construction workers and delayed projects. While disruption from the pandemic lingers, many markets are experiencing a strong recovery, with permitting and jobs starting to pick up.
The Jobs platform strengthens the company’s value proposition by diversifying its user base and creating a way for its community members to source employment opportunities.