It’s a figure quoted frequently. For every four plumbers who leave the trade, there’s only one new plumber coming onboard. That translates to a serious shortage of qualified plumbing pros in the near future. This urgent need is prompting a look at new ways to find the right candidates for these jobs.
The lure of a well-paying career in the trades is attracting interest from more jobseekers. The challenge for contractors can be assessing what these jobseekers bring to the table. How do you know that bright-eyed and enthusiastic young person or earnest family guy in his twenties or early thirties is right for the industry and your company? Are these the workers you’re looking for?