We frame houses for Forbes Capretto and we’re are starting one this week in Springville over by the quarry. My crew is essentially my brother and myself. We could use a decent Carpenters Helper for this project. Our preference is to hire someone who knows enough about operating a circular saw to not cut his […]
We have a hotel to wire in Olean and a hospital addition in Springville coming up in the very near future and could use some help. If you know what to do with MC cable, have time to jump on a project, and live in that neighborhood …then reach out to me.
I wasn’t going to bother writing because I figure—it’s the height of the season, unemployment is low, there are mountains of opportunity out there—you’re probably happily working and making lots of money! If for some crazy reason you or someone you know is not checking all of those boxes, I know of 192 pretty decent […]
Over the last 21 years, I or my staff have interviewed a cumulative 45,000 job seekers. It’s easy but often dangerous to draw random anecdotal conclusions about things like industry wages and why simply from our experience. Ideally, we would be able to collect real verifiable data. So I built my first survey..which I’ve learned […]
It’s just about construction time in Buffalo. Time to get off your butt and get back to work 🙂 I’ve received calls for entry-level, general labor, and experienced helpers in just about every trade—commercial carpenters, plastering, restoration, landscaping, masonry, with much more to come very soon. This is not temp work, and we pay top […]
I am a headhunter for the construction trades, and my clients have great jobs! I am a carpenter by trade and have lived and worked in Buffalo all of my life. My company is Squarefoot Tradesmen. We are not a national chain, a job board, or an aggregation website. We are the human part of […]
These 3 things can get you at least $15/hr: 1). Have a car 2). A reasonable amount of experience 3). Can read a tape measure My job as your agent is to get you more money. Seriously, if you (or someone you know) are working for only $12 as a trades helper PLEASE come talk […]
Over the last 20 years, we’ve talked to 38,069 job seekers in WNY—The first 37,000 are probably wondering why I haven’t called them lately. Well life is short and you could get old waiting on me—so maybe it’s time to take action. Call me! I have 63 awesome jobs on my board! All we need is for […]
I read one time that looking for a job should be treated as a project, and like any other project, hard work and dedication is required for a favorable outcome. ~ George R.
Every year at this time I get a plethora of calls looking for admin folks: estimators, managers, and superintendents. I even have a couple of sales positions. If you hate where you’re at, please reach out to me. Be well, John Krytus, Sr. Recruiter Sqrft Tradesmen 716-855-8100
Right now is the best time to negotiate a better job in the construction skilled trades. The day after Labor Day… you know, the week the kids go back to school. The very same week that marks the beginning of the end of construction season. Everyone feels it. There is a general sense of urgency […]
If you were a ballplayer, an artist, or a musician—they all have agents. Everybody does! Coaches, Administrators, School Superintendents—everyone gets their job through an Agent (or an Intermediary). If you buy or sell a piece of real estate…Agent. Buy a stock or an investment…your stockbroker is just a middleman tasked with working in your best […]
Ten good reasons to quit without giving notice ~by Liz Ryan
The owner of a Bedford-Stuyvesant construction company and his businesses have been indicted on manslaughter and other charges after a wall collapsed at an excavation site, killing one construction worker and injuring two others. read the full story here The deceased worker, Fernando Vanegaz, 18, suffered severe head trauma, lacerations to his head, broken legs […]
There are three ways to get a job in the construction trades. 1). A referral from your friends. This is arguably the best way to go as long as your friend is working at a great company. 2). Surfing Craigslist. Hundreds of job posts. A few might be from righteous companies. Most are not. How […]