Help Wanted. The Looming Skilled Worker Shortage.
It’s been coming on for a while. Many younger workers have chosen paths other than joining the skilled trades for almost two decades. The recession of 2008-2009 also caused some trades to layoff qualified employees, who found work elsewhere. Today our industry sees a workforce of HVAC, mechanical contractors and insulation contractors that typically skews middle-aged or older. This skilled labor shortage makes us take a good, hard look at succession planning in small businesses and think about who will be qualified to do this work in the future.
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