Employer Spotlight: HardHat Workforce Solutions

Hard Hat

HardHat Workforce Solutions is a construction staffing company that links skilled craftsman and solar energy employees to a broad range of contractors. With a corporate office in Greensboro, and locations in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Cary, North Carolina, as well as Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia, South Carolina, HardHat provides high skilled laborers to companies throughout the Southeast Region of the U.S.

During the Fall of 2016 HardHat Workforce Solutions held frequent hiring events at the NCWorks Career Center-Chatham County for local solar farm work through Strata Solar. They were always prompt in their responses to Career Center staff, and made sure to keep regular, responsive contact with employees within the career center.

Through their time spent at the Career Center, it became evident just how dedicated HardHat was to providing a livable wage for potential employees who may have had significant barriers to employment. While certain jobs may require potential employees to have experience in a specific area, individuals are not required to hold a high school diploma to be placed into employment through HardHat. In addition, HardHat also works with former offenders. While recruiting for a company through the NCWorks Career Center, HardHat came across a candidate with great potential with a criminal record. Since the employer they were working them has a policy against hiring former offenders, HardHat plans to place that individual with another construction business they contract with.

In addition, HardHat Workforce Solutions has developed apprenticeship programs based on standardized, nationally accredited curriculum from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). The NCCER Skills Assessment is widely accepted as Merit Shop Construction’s premier measurement of craftsmen proficiency. NCCER credentials provide evidence that the employees who have completed the curriculum have mastered skillsets.

To learn more about HardHat Workforce Solutions, check out their website.

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