Career Fair to Address Huge Demand for Residential Construction Workers

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200+ Job Openings from 25+ Businesses at Mall of America on February 13

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities-Housing First Minnesota is holding its sixth annual residential construction career fair to help fill 200+ job openings from 25+ businesses. A skilled worker shortage has plagued the construction industry nationwide. The Twin Cities is no exception as builders, remodelers and their trade partners struggle to staff up for increasing demand. Because so many skilled tradesmen left the industry during the recession, the construction industry is one of the most short-staffed employment sectors in the state of Minnesota.

Job seekers of all types are invited to attend the Housing Industry Career Fair. There is no fee to attend with no appointments necessary. Job seekers are encouraged to bring their resumes and references. Attendees can also discuss career paths and future opportunities with the participating companies. A Spanish language translator will be available.

EVENT NAME: Housing Industry Career Fair (6th annual)
DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
HOURS: Noon-4:00 PM

LOCATION: Mall of America Rotunda, 60 East Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 The Rotunda is located on the first level, east side, halfway between Sears and L.L. Bean. There is plenty of parking at MOA and access to light rail transit.


Types of job openings expected include carpenters, drywallers, painters, framers, electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, project management, estimators, sales, fork lift operators, field technicians, office operations, customer service, warehouse, administrative, accountants, truck drivers, interns and more.

Exhibitors include Allstar Construction, Brush Masters, Consolidated Lumber Company, Dakota County Lumber Co., Distinctive Drywall Inc., Genz Ryan, GreenGuard Construction Inc., Hedberg Supply, Highmark Builders Inc., Iron River Construction LLC, JL Schwieters Building Supply/Construction Inc., Lake Country Builders Ltd., Lampert Lumber, Legacy Restoration LLC, Lyman Companies, Minnesota Rusco Inc., Pella Windows & Doors, Plekkenpol Builders Inc., Project Build Minnesota, Sherwin Williams, The Tile Shop, Twin City Framers and Vujovich Design Build Inc. More exhibitors are expected to be added. Details, including a list of participating companies and jobs, are available at

The BATC-Housing First Minnesota is the leading voice for builders and remodelers representing more than 1,200 builders, remodelers, developers and industry suppliers with a mission of helping its members grow their businesses through marketing, advocacy and industry connections. BATC-Housing First Minnesota is widely recognized as a powerful force at the state Legislature and with state regulatory agencies. It’s also the presenter signature events including the Parade of Homes℠, Remodelers Showcase®, and Artisan Home Tour®. In addition, BATC-Housing First Minnesota offers Minnesota’s Green Path, a growing new home and remodeling energy-labeling and green certification program to promote healthy, durable, energy-efficient homes to buyers and homeowners.

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Tom Gavaras, Education & Special Programs Manager
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