You may not be aware, but Springfield’s workforce is facing a huge shortage of trade workers. Trade workers are those in manual or skilled labor positions; common trade jobs include plumbers, police, firemen, landscapers, maintenance workers, electricians, car repair, home inspectors, and many more.
Most trade positions are currently held by Baby Boomers and it’s projected that millions of trade positions will be vacant when the Baby Boomers retire. We are already facing a shortage of qualified Springfield trade workers and will see it continue this way unless more people choose to follow this career path.
Skilled Springfield trade positions are in high demand with strong job security, especially since skilled trades positions can’t be outsourced. A career in trade will teach you the skills you need, while you gain experience. Because trade school is less expensive than college, an increase in trade workers will help lower student loan debt. Careers in trade industries provide fulfilling work and the available opportunities continue to increase.
Springfield trade jobs are essential to keeping the community and economy strong. Promoting trade jobs will hopefully inspire students to look into starting a career in trade. When Springfield companies have the workforce they need, they have more opportunities to expand, invest, hire, and contribute to the community. We want to help local Springfield businesses attract high school graduates and those looking for a new career.
Currently, thousands of skilled trade workers are planning to look for a new job in the next 12 months. Learn more about how you can advertise with SummitMedia Springfield to get the message out about who your company is and what you do!