This past week, Murphy Bros. launched it’s first full-scale careers page featuring a call for women in particular. “While we’re always interested in women carpenters and project managers, there aren’t very many following that career path,” explains owner John Murphy, so we're making our own push to see what we can do about it."
Says Murphy Bros. staffer Marianne Balousek, “There are a lot of women, and younger mothers in particular who want and need a flexible break from home, along with a chance to earn some good money to cover their kid’s crazy expensive school activities. Heck, I’m one of those moms, who was once a Murphy Bros. client, and am now working full-time as their Paint & Fine Finishes Coordinator.”
“You don’t have to be a mom to apply for part-time work, we just thought it would appeal the most to that segment of the marketplace that are looking for the 9 am to 3 pm time slot—after kids are off to school and before they get home,” explained Balousek, "Oh, and our marketing guy said it had to be three words or less and catchy."
“The need for dependable, hard working people has never been more urgent,” explains owner John Murphy. “Business is pouring in, but we won’t be able to keep our promises to homeowners unless we can continue to hire great people—men and women in every aspect of construction. But they’re getting harder and harder to find.”
Murphy Bros. is looking for women who have entry level experience with a brush, can work part-time at our Blaine facility, are dependable and love to bring raw woodwork to finished life,” states Balousek. Murphy Bros. is an award-winning, family operation, celebrating 35 years as a premier remodeler, and is one of the few with a Fine Finishing division.
In-shop painters work on custom cabinets, windows, trim, and so on. “And if you’ve got the interest and desire to learn advanced techniques, part-time can always turn into full-time,” says Paint and Fine Finishing Department Head Dan Flaherty.
“Would you rather burn your calories watching people on HGTV do it wrong (which they often do) or work with me to learn how to do it right and get paid in the process? No brainer, right?All I ask is that you come with a good attitude.That’s really important to me personally and to the culture of our company.”