Can The Skilled Trades Provide A Good Career Choice For Young People?

Getting into the Trades

We get that question all the time from employers and candidates.

At Skilled Trades Partners, we feel strongly that the skilled trades can be a great career choice for younger workers. 

We also believe that younger people are potentially an excellent source of talent for our hiring clients. 

In this post, we’ll discuss the who and the why behind the attraction of the trades to younger workers:

  • The Skilled Trades In Highest Demand 
  • Greater Demand For Skilled Trades Jobs In The Recovery-Economy 
  • Bonus Tip! 

Are there job opportunities in the trades right now? We looked to the experts over at Business Wire for some guidance. Here’s what they had to say:

The average number of job postings in the sector (skilled trades) has increased 46% from this time last year and is up 32% (in 2021) compared with the pre-pandemic job market. The average hourly wage is roughly $22.50, with average annual earnings of nearly $47,000 a year.

That sounds like good news for tradespeople in the current job market. But what about great companies trying to compete in this tight labor pool? 

Let’s look at the types of jobs companies are trying to fill right now.

The Types Of Trades In High Demand 

There are tons of open job searches in all of these in-demand skilled trades right now. And demand doesn’t look like it will slow down any time soon. Some of the most popular construction trades jobs right now include:

  • Carpenter
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Pipe Fitter and Steamfitter
  • Mason
  • Painter
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Technician

We see the pay scale for these jobs ranging from $18 to $50 an hour—plus benefits.

Greater Demand For Skilled Trades Jobs In The 2022 Economy 

According to Forbes, there are plenty of opportunities for skilled trades workers in all the popular trades right now. And that outlook extends through 2028! 

These career opportunities can come with job security, benefits, and opportunities for advancement. 

We’re seeing young people respond to the promise of an exciting, fulfilling career in the construction trades.  

So How Can You Tap Into The Younger Demographics To Fill Open Skilled Trades Jobs?   

Bonus Tip Time! Call STP today. We know how to get your open job description in front of the right candidate pool demographics. We can also help you create a job description that sells and adjust your compensation and benefits packages to attract the right talent.

When you partner with Skilled Trades Partners, you can expect our team to help you:

  • Access the skilled, specialized tradespeople you need—quickly!
  • Control labor costs
  • Increase productivity
  • Complete projects on time

Are you a construction hiring manager or hiring specialist with a skilled trades job search, or searches, underway? 

Call us today at one of our four New England office locations:

ME: 207-888-2683

NH: 603-237-1880

CT: 860-200-1374

MA: 508-689-9728

Or get in touch online. Our expert skilled trades recruiters are waiting for your call.