Home Depot Path To Pro Network: Filling the Labor Gap

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Home Depot Path To Pro Network Connects Tradesmen With Employers

Hiring a tradesperson requires research, whether you’re seeking a one-time home improvement contractor or a permanent member of your team. You have to know their rate of pay, the skills they’re proficient in, and their level of training. Home Depot has cornered the jobseeking market for skilled tradespeople with the Path to Pro Network.

Home Depot Path To Pro Network: The Big Deal

Morning Consult and The Home Depot conducted a survey and 50% of trades professionals said that determining whether an applicant is qualified for a job is an obstacle to hiring. With the Path to Pro Network, skilled job seekers can create a professional profile where they can upload their resumé and add photos of their work. Home Depot Pro customers can also view tradespeople’s profiles and connect with them locally.

The Path to Pro Network features skill badges to display on your profile, including accredited training and U.S. Veteran status. This lets potential employers find the right tradesman for the job.

Professional profiles also show if a candidate has graduated from The Home Depot’s free trades training program, the Path to Pro Skills program. The Home Depot launched this program in 2021 to offer free training for people interested in a career in the skilled trades. The Path to Pro Network adds another feature to help address the skilled labor shortage and connect employers with tradesmen.

Eric Schelling, vice president of global talent acquisition for The Home Depot, says:

“There is not a leading jobseeker platform for the skilled trades and The Home Depot is committed to connecting skilled tradespeople with our Pro customers for jobs. The Path to Pro Network was designed to provide jobseekers with new career networking opportunities in the trades. Building a profile in the Path to Pro Network is the best way to showcase to potential employers that you have what it takes to work in the skilled trades.”

Skilled trades jobseekers can visit PathToPro.com to create a professional profile, as well as find out more about the program.

Editor’s Note

Hiring employees in today’s day and age is difficult, even with the technology that’s available. There are options for white collar jobs, but trying to find and vet potential candidates for jobs in the trades presents an even greater challenge. We applaud Home Depot’s efforts to help trade businesses find qualified labor. After all, with some 500,000 employees across North America, they certainly know a thing or two about hiring.

Kenny Koehler, Pro Tool Reviews’ Managing Editor

To create your own profile or see more about the Pro to Pro program, click here.

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