The site lists jobs, connects candidates with employers, and has resources including safety webinars, training programs, and specific state-by-state wage information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a 2015 NAHB survey, 40 percent of surveyed builders indicated they had a roofer shortage—34 percent reported “some” shortage, while 6 percent reported a “serious” shortage. And subcontractors looked even harder hit: 36 percent of subcontractors reported some shortage and 8 percent said they had a serious shortage.
The National Roofing Contractors Association is looking to fill those gaps. It launched the online NRCA Career Center, a roofing industry–specific resource that will allow all industry sectors—including roofing contractors, distributors, manufacturers, consultants, and designers—to find skilled candidates.
The NRCA Career Center website offers access to two job databases, the NRCA Job Bank and the Hard Hat Hub. The NRCA Job Bank lists available industry jobs and lets candidates upload résumés that employers can review. The Hard Hat Hub is a construction industry database where candidates can create a personal profile and search for open jobs.
The site also has resources including safety webinars, training programs, specific state-by-state wage information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and contact information for joining a variety of apprenticeship programs.
“For many years, there has been a great need for workers in the roofing industry,” William Good, NRCA’s CEO, said in a statement. “The NRCA Career Center will help make workers more aware of the many opportunities that exist in our industry and how rewarding a career in roofing can be.”