After years of dealing with the same challenge facing most employers in and around the construction industry – finding enough reliable tradespeople – Jason Goldberg, founder and CEO of America’s Floor Source, has launched TraLaMa, The Trade Labor Marketplace.
TraLaMa is an online community where businesses find skilled trade labor, and where skilled trade laborers find full-time employment or short-term work.
“While we’ve always had a strong stable of subcontract and employee installers, it’s been work to make sure we have enough reliable, skilled installers when we need them,” Goldberg explained. “As I’ve talked with other business owners, it’s obvious this is a challenge for almost everyone in residential and commercial construction.”
“Roofing companies always need more roofers. Plumbing companies always need more plumbers. Window companies always need more installers. It’s an almost universal need,” Goldberg said.
“It’s no easier for the workers.” Goldberg continued. “Even the best laborers have unwanted schedule gaps. And even worse is when they’ve blocked out days to do a job that suddenly falls through or is delayed at the last minute.”
“What are they supposed to do for those days that are suddenly empty?” Goldberg asked. “They have this constant stress, even when there’s
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