Big Foot, the Loch Ness Monster, aliens, and Skilled Trades Workers. What do they have in common? They all have unique traits and characteristics, and are extremely difficult to find! Just as the TV show investigators out on the hunt for these cryptids jump with excitement when they hear a sound in the woods in the middle of the night that “could be a Sasquatch (or a coyote!),” recruiters get just as excited when they’ve finally found a qualified electrician, machinist, or welder!
One of the reoccurring challenges that many of Select International’s manufacturing clients report is their struggle to find quality skilled trades workers. And they are not alone. In fact, it is a global problem. With the retirement of more and more baby boomers has come a large shortage of skilled trades workers. The projected forecast on the horizon for these jobs suggests that the skills gap is only likely to continue to get worse over time.