Who are the Building Pros of Eastern Iowa?
A group of unions, firms, and professionals living and working in the Eastern Iowa Region, from Burlington to Dubuque, Waterloo to Washington, and Iowa City to Cedar Rapids. We bring years of service and over 15,000 craftspeople and contractors to complete your project.
What are my career choice options?
The skilled trades and construction industry has almost infinite opportunities for careers. Everything from carpenters, electricians, and plumbers to accountants, estimators, and project managers.
A gain of 400 construction jobs in the past year gives Cedar Rapids a 16th place national ranking in construction job growth according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Is there a skilled trade shortage?
"Skilled trades" refers to a number of occupations which require specific hands-on skills, such as machinists, welders, plumbers, and electricians. These occupations are a critical part of the nation's workforce, and play key roles in the fields of manufacturing, construction, and repair.
For the sixth consecutive year, skilled trade vacancies are the hardest to fill in the U.S., and for the fourth consecutive year, skilled trade roles are the hardest to fill globally.
Every year, ManpowerGroup--a high-profile workforce services firm--conducts a study to determine which positions are the hardest to fill for employers. The past three years, the same item has ranked #1 on the list: skilled trades.