President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta touted the administration’s push Monday to incorporate apprenticeship programs as part of a larger effort to close the nation’s skills gap.
A recent article lists various high-paying trade jobs. Of the 43 highest paying jobs, 23 of them are considered skilled trades.
You can see the whole list here: https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/trade-school-jobs.asp
“The BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and NAHB analysis indicate that the seasonally-adjusted number of open construction jobs, which stood at 203,000 in April 2017, has risen to its highest level since September of last year. (The cycle high was set in July 2016, at 238,000.)
The San Diego Union Tribune just posted a video about the recent sudden drop in permits being issues (37% in San Diego!) We aren’t seeing a slowdown, are you?
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We have been saying this for a really long time…
It’s really difficult to find good people. With the labor market being so hot for skilled trades, take the advice of paying a great wage to your good workers.
“….Women represent just 4 percent of the workforce in natural resources, construction and maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor….”
A very relevant article that talks about why women have been slow to join the trades.