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Monthly Archives: September 2015




GMIT Needed for Southwest LBM Dealer

Schaffer Associates is recruiting for a General Manager in Training (GMIT) for one of the largest lumber dealers nationwide. Our Client is looking to hire a Manager Trainee for any of its locations in the Southwest. The Company services both the residential and commercial construction sectors of the industry. Marketing to professional contractors and remodelers, our Client prides itself on carrying a full line of construction

An Employment Anomaly: How The Talent Gap Affects the Employment Participation Rate

Last week, Schaffer Associates Chairman Jim Schaffer traveled to the Florida Building Material Association Convention and Trade Show in Orlando, FL to participate in a panel discussion on the New Age of Industry. During that discussion, a topic of interest was how the talent gap is affecting the employment participation rate. Below is a summation and further elaboration of his