Building Jobs Coalition

Growing Jobs in Minnesota

Background

building-jobs-coalition.jpgIn 2009, the Building Jobs Coalition (BJC) was created to advocate for growing jobs in Minnesota through design and construction of commercial, industrial, residential and institutional projects. The BJC attracted a diverse group of contractors, building trade unions, architects, engineers, economic developers and public officials focused on growing jobs in the state of Minnesota.



Today’s Need

Even though the economy has improved since the recession, a skilled workforce shortage continues. The design and construction industries are responding through investment in advanced technologies that increase worker efficiencies and productivity.

Members of the BJC have revved up their organizations’ recruitment, training and retraining efforts. Design and construction firms along with their partners in the trades employ strategic, managed capacity of workers in project planning to ensure when one project or phase of a project is completed, workers can be shifted to the next.

BJC Leadership

Tim Worke
CEO, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota

Mary Margaret Zindren
Executive Vice President, American Institute of Architects Minnesota

Harry Melander
Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council

BJC Partners

  • North Central States Carpenters
  • American Council of Engineering Companies/MN
  • Minnesota Laborers
  • Preservation Alliance of Minnesota
  • International Operating Engineers
  • Minnesota State Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Minnesota Pipe Trades
  • Association of Women Contractors
  • Minnesota Mechanical Contractors