Written By: Tom Hall, Vice President of Business Development, KorTerra
In late 2021 the United States Congress passed the largest infrastructure bill in the history of this country. This bill contains many different pieces and parts which will impact every corner of our country in one way or another. This article will focus on how the bill may impact organizations in the damage prevention industry as they look to forecast the resources needed based on respective impacts.
The bill contains $550 billion in new federal investments in roads, bridges, water, fiber infrastructure and additional projects. The significant investment in fiber infrastructure projects will have a tremendous impact on the damage prevention industry. Acquiring the necessary staff resources to complete the projects puts immense pressure on an already-struggling employment rate.
What if the projections of the one call transmission count jumped 50%-75% higher than normal due to the projected new construction that is set to happen as a related impact of the infrastructure bill? How do you prepare for this? How do you react? It is already hard to find qualified people to do the work we have today. How will we meet this coming need?
In conclusion, today’s job market is very competitive, especially within certain recruiting verticals. This type of market requires an aggressive and innovative approach to recruitment. Now is the time to start planning so your organization is prepared for the inevitable Infrastructure Bill impacts.
KorTerra is the leading provider of damage prevention software, protecting billions of dollars in underground infrastructure. For over 30 years, the leading stakeholders in gas distribution, pipeline operation, telecommunications, electric distribution, contract locating, and city, county, and state governments have trusted KorTerra as their damage prevention solution. KorTerra helps mitigate risk and ensure the safety of field personnel by providing secure software platforms for processing 811 locate tickets, tracking and reporting asset damages, meeting regulatory compliance, and more. Explore additional solutions at korterra.com and follow KorTerra on LinkedIn.
Paige Nygaard – KorTerra, Inc.