Job Fair to Address Huge Demand for Residential Construction Workers

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200 Job Openings from 30 Businesses at Mall of America on February 16

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) is holding its fifth annual residential construction job fair to help fill 200 job openings from 30 businesses. A skilled worker shortage has plagued the construction industry nationwide as the economy has recovered. The Twin Cities is no exception as builders, remodelers and their trade partners struggle to staff up for increasing demand.

Job seekers of all types are invited to attend the BATC Job & 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.

DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2017
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.

“The residential construction industry is one of the few remaining made in America career paths,” says John Zirbes, Branch Manager at Lyman Companies, one of the businesses exhibiting. “And these are good paying, rewarding jobs for people with all sorts of talents.”

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

Participating businesses so far include Boise Cascade, Brush Masters, Carpentry Contractors, Country Lumber, Dakota County Lumber Co., Distinctive Drywall, GreenGuard Construction Inc., Hedberg Supply, IDC-Automatic, Inspiration Design Center, Installed Building Solutions II LLC, JL Schwieters Building Supply/Construction Inc., Lake Country Builders Ltd., Lampert Lumber, Lennar, Pella Windows & Doors, Plekkenpol Builders Inc., ProBuild, Shaw/Stewart Lumber Co., Solid-Employees LLC, The Tile Shop, Tradesmen International, and Vujovich Design Build. More businesses are expected to be added.

Details, including a list of participating companies and jobs, are available at