Workforce Development Resources
BIAW Job Board
BIAW members may post job openings and connect with interested job seekers for free by joining our job board, powered by Companywide. Companywide helps construction workers build their careers and document their knowledge, and helps construction companies hire quality tradespeople by creating an easy to use online hiring platform.
WorkSource offers a free online tool for employers to post positions and for job seekers to apply to jobs. Services are also available through 60 WorkSource centers and other sites.
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I)
L&I offers opportunities for employers interested in creating apprenticeships for veterans. To get started, visit online at L&I and enter “Apprenticeship for Employers” in the search box to find out more.
Learn more about this statewide campaign that recognizes employers who hire veterans. Visit their site to learn how your company can become part of this effort and help those who’ve served.
U.S. Department of Labor – Federal Tax Credit
Some employers are eligible for a federal tax credit if they hire veterans from certain target groups. To see if you’re eligible, click here.
Madden Industrial Craftsmen
For 25 years, Madden has helped employers meet immediate as well as long-term staffing needs. Madden handles all areas of industrial staffing, including journeyman carpenters, construction laborers, machinists, building maintenance, electricians, industrial laborers, welders, pipefitters, mechanics, HVAC, project managers, and engineers.
Construction Industry Training Council (CITC)
Through this program, employers train and develop a skilled workforce for the construction industry through Washington State approved apprenticeships. Apprentices learn technical skills through formal classroom instruction and receive paid on-the-job training. Employers in the program are approved by CITC to train apprentices that meet state apprenticeship standards. Visit online at CITCWA.org to find out more about building your workforce through CITC.
Hiring teens is a great way to train the next generation of builders and remodelers. Many teens find construction jobs fit well within their school schedule since most work happens in the summer. To learn more about guidelines for hiring a teen and what is expected of employers, click here.