After a year of uncertainty felt across the world, families, businesses and cities are hopeful that a return to pre-pandemic life is coming soon. As many organizations prepare to reopen, the need for high-quality talent has soared, resulting in the job market being more competitive than ever. Throughout 2021, North Carolina is expected to continue decreasing the unemployment rate while netting +245,100 jobs. In the month of April alone, the Charlotte-metro area added 7,900 new jobs to the market.
These national and state-wide trends are being mirrored on a community level, having a positive impact on the construction industry in our area. The increased business, and projected growth, is forcing companies to strategically prioritize projects and reevaluate their resources. HGC is using this challenge as an opportunity to get the right people in the right seats to become the best site developer in the Carolinas.
“Our team was incredibly fortunate in 2020. While we had to modify some of our business operations and adjust our processes, we continued to receive new projects and opportunities which allowed us to navigate the unknown while maintaining a positive outlook,” stated Bryan Moffitt, Business Development.
Pursuing a career in the construction industry has an entirely different meaning at HGC. We are no longer operating the old-school way. Our investment in a fleet of top-of-the-line machines equipped with the most advanced construction technology, paired with a dedicated training facility, the HGC Academy, means anybody can be successful on our team.
We use every opportunity available as a coaching moment to help elevate our team and be a better partner to our clients and suppliers. Our new hires go through an immediate two-day orientation and training with our Team Development Group (TDG), so they are safer and more prepared when they report to their first jobsite. Our experienced team of safety and training superintendents continuously rotate between projects providing hands-on coaching and instruction to our operators and field teams.
“If you are looking for an exciting career and can commit to following our core values, you can be successful at HGC,” said Eddie Rollings, TDG Field Manager. “We have the in-house resources available to cross-train and upskill anybody who is dedicated to expanding their knowledge and growing with our team.”
HGC offers a comprehensive benefits package to all teammates after 90 days of employment. Our signature 35-Hour Guarantee ensures all hourly teammates receive a paycheck of at least 35 hours every week, regardless of weather, equipment or jobsite conditions. We also offer competitive insurance coverage, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching and a quarterly bonus program. By offering one of the strongest benefits packages in the industry, we are better suited to attract the best candidates available.
The diversity of career paths at HGC is unmatched in our industry. By investing in the most advanced equipment, technology and training, we are making unique job opportunities available to candidates who may not have considered our industry otherwise. From our hard working field operators to our project managers, land surveyors and team of trainers, we are always looking for qualified candidates who want to help make us the best.
As an industry-leading company of 600+ teammates, we have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years. Through local mergers with ECS and Mills & Rea, and organizational realignments, we have increased our headcount by over 25%. With a steady pipeline of projected work, and expanded business initiatives, we are confident that 2021 will be a rewarding year for us.
As we continue preparing for the future, we are regularly assessing our business needs, sourcing talent to fill open positions and looking for ways to challenge the status quo of our industry. Regardless of what the future brings, we are committed to keeping our team, our core values and our vision – to be the best – at the center of everything we do.
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