How To Combat Trade Labor Shortage In HydronicsPhil Diener
At a time when unemployment rates are high, how could there be a shortage of workers? As contradictory as it seems, this is the current situation in the skilled trades across the nation. Largely resulting from the abundance of baby boomers retiring from the sector, the number of skilled trade jobs is now far outpacing the supply of qualified workers to fill them!
The below data was found in a study completed by PeopleReady, showing the areas in real need of qualified workers:
- Plumber apprentices: Job postings have increased by 24% in the past month, and jobs are sitting unfilled for an average of 29 days.
- Roofer apprentices: 50%; 39 days.
- Carpenter helpers: 12%; 28 days.
- Carpentry apprentices: 33%; 31 days.
- Construction workers: 17%; 27 days.
- Electrician helpers: 15%; 27 days
Necessity is the mother of invention. – Plato
We are once again seeing the truth of Plato’s words as this lack of skilled workers makes way for technology advances, innovation, and more efficient ways of doing things.
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