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Why Young Adults Should Consider Skilled Trades Jobs

Over the years, society has praised young adults for graduating college and landing a white-collar job, making it seem like that’s the only way to be successful. With schools removing shop classes and guidance counselors emphasizing the importance of picking a major, few students even know there are other career paths available to them.

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Why Is There a Labor Shortage In The Trades?

In this blog, we answer the question, “How bad is the labor shortage?” by taking look at the U.S. labor market as a whole. Then, we dive into the skilled trades labor shortage specifically, outlining five factors that contributed to the shortage. Finally, we explain how Skillwork can bridge the gap between employers looking for workers and workers looking for trade industry jobs.

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How Can a Trade Staffing Agency Help Employers and Skilled Workers?

Skilled trades are the backbone of the U.S. economy. However, there’s a shortage of tradesmen to fill essential roles in trade industries. Some reasons for this shortage include an aging workforce that’s retiring faster than people are entering the trades, a long-standing bias that favors college education, and a societal stigma that sees the trades as less prestigious compared to white-collar professions.

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