I was scanning some old files and found this positive endorsement of our company. We were in our 5th year back then. Kimberly had just earned her degree in Accounting from Canisius. If I am not mistaken, she is now a Controller at a prestigious law firm. I’m proud of her! I regret to inform […]
Journeyman level guys in just about every trade are impossible to find if you’re looking to hire. If your company can use a $30 wood framer to run jobs please reach out to me. I just so happen to know somebody looking for work.
I just interviewed a Contract Administrator with 10 years of experience who actually knows what a G702 is. She’s close to finishing night school for her paralegal degree. She’s sharp. Ask me about #35846 Happy Friday!
Four different General Manager types that I’ve talked to over the last month that I cannot actually tell you about because they are all working. All have solid work histories, seem to have realistic expectations, and are pretty easy to imagine being in charge of getting stuff done. Priced between $40k and $70k, they come […]
Some people in life are visionaries, and others are meant to carry out those visions. What is fascinating to me is the number of folks unhappy in their stations in life.
Some of the larger commercial drywall houses are laying off. If you want to pick up one or two of their guys for project work, give us a call. Maybe we can put some things together for you.
In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy. Starting January 1, 2018, New York State’s Paid Family Leave provides New Yorkers with job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help relieve family […]
“The person we want to hire will fit our culture.” As a construction recruiter for so many construction companies in Western New York over the last 19 years, I’ve heard this phrase almost daily. So I ask you, what does it actually mean? Does it mean that you only want to hire people who look […]
u ppl suck making $$$$ on someone elses back…terrible …u will never get truely skilled help..I hope
Logic tells us that a little schooling does not guarantee success in the trades. Sqrft recruiters spend a fair amount of time visiting our local trade and vocational centers of education—interviewing—on the look out for kids who have that certain spark so we can help guide them onto a successful construction trades career path. One […]
7 out of 10 people hate their jobs. We exist to fix that. In Buffalo NY since 1998, Squarefoot Tradesmen has introduced nearly 900 temporary labor positions and more than 4,700 full-time, successful, construction-related careers. That’s 5,600 jobs over nineteen years! We have winnowed and honed our process to a point where we can boast […]
The labor shortage is not nearly as bad as we think. We don’t (necessarily) need more training programs and vocational schools! News flash: most folks in the trades right now never had formal training. I learned carpentry because the guy I worked for mentored me! I’m betting you learned at the school of hard knocks […]
The attached article is a fairly detailed analysis of what constitutes Joint Employment. A very broad definition of joint employment is that (as the name implies), an employee is controlled by two different companies and thereby is legally employed by both. The question is who owns the liability? Each agency is different, however if you […]
Back when I was growing my construction company, the thing that I wanted more than anything, was someone to be a right hand—my second in command. Hell, maybe someone to take over the company if I ever wanted or needed to get out. I was never able to find that person—but that maybe I would have had […]
Marijuana. For it or against it—it’s here, and in New York it’s mostly legal. Should we rethink our company policies? Personally I say absolutely. This article raises some things worth considering. You smell that? That’s the smell of the U.S. going green – and we aren’t talking about environmental sustainability. Marijuana use in America has […]