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Niche job boards are a great way to find jobs in your particular career field. Be sure to look for jobs in your sector by visiting websites that cater to the type of work that you do. There are job bo...

Writing an effective job advert – Getting the basics right
Whilst the majority of employers have a lot of success using job boards, less successful advertisers often ask ‘Why aren’t my adverts receiving more applicants?’ There can be numerous explanations...

Mike Rowe Mentioned Us on Facebook!
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Skilled Jobs Direct Exhibits at USA Science and Engineering Festival - Mike Rowe Works Pavilion
Great meeting @SkilledJobsDir at @USAScienceFest today! You guys are awesome!! #USAscifest

Skilled Jobs Direct will Exhibit at the USA Science and Engineering Festival
Skilled Jobs Direct will exhibit at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC April 26 and 27, 2014. Skilled Jobs Direct will be in the mikeroweWORKS Pavilion presented by Caterpillar...

Skilled Jobs Direct - Named to Forbes "Top 100 Websites for Your Career"
Skilled Jobs Direct has been named to the Forbes "Top 100 Websites for Your Career". This honor ranks Skilled Jobs Direct at the upper echelon of Career Websites. Skilled Jobs Direct is the only Caree...

WKRG - Skilled Jobs Direct - Named to Forbes "Top 100 Websites for Your Career"
Skilled Jobs Direct has been named to the Forbes "Top 100 Websites for Your Career". This honor ranks Skilled Jobs Direct at the upper echelon of Career Websites. Skilled Jobs Direct is the only Caree...

Skilled Jobs Direct mentioned on Staffing Talk
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Mobile employment website Skilled Jobs Direct named to Forbes list
MOBILE, Alabama -- A local jobs website geared toward industrial trades was recently named by Forbes magazine's website as one of the "top 100 sites for your career."

Mobile employment website Skilled Jobs Direct named to Forbes list as the best for careers
A local jobs website geared toward industrial trades was recently named by Forbes magazine’s website as one of the "top 100 sites for your career." The employment matchmaker Skilled Jobs Direct was...

Mobile AL employment website Skilled Jobs Direct named to Forbes list as the best for careers
A local jobs website geared toward industrial trades was recently named by Forbes magazine’s website as one of the "top 100 sites for your career." The employment matchmaker Skilled Jobs Direct was...

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career
We were just listed on Forbes Top 100 Websites For Your Career!!!

Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center Added Us to their Jobs List
The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center ( added Skilled Jobs Direct to their list that is dedicated to hel...

Skilled Jobs Direct Launches Website
MOBILE, Ala. — Skilled Jobs Direct has launched a website at focused on directly matching skilled craftsmen and women to jobs that best fit them, based on their trades, skill...

Skilled Craft Workers Are in High Demand
Skilled Craft Workers are becoming harder and harder to find and the commercial, industrial and marine sectors are willing to pay higher and higher wages to insure that its work force is up to full ca...

Skilled Jobs Direct Launches Website - Matching Skilled Craft Workers to Jobs
Mobile, AL(PRWEB) -- Skilled Jobs Direct launches a website ( focused on directly matching skilled crafts men and women to jobs that best fit them -- based on trades, ...

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Tradesmen International Opens Sales and Recruiting Office in Los Angeles, CA
This is an important move for us as, not only will this office focus on helping area contractors meet skilled labor requirements, the location will bridge the geographical service gap, providing full ...

New partnership aims to reduce shortage of skilled workers in HVAC industry
Nicholas said the advisory board allows businesses to have a direct impact in program development, exposing the college to industry expertise that

Need a job? Learn a trade
There's a huge demand right now for skilled trades workers which, if not addressed, could make it even harder for consumers to find a good ...

Don't skip these additional matters — Council size and term limits, local hiring, vice mayor — once ...
As for who currently lands jobs on these taxpayer-funded projects, Hughes says we have ... Skilled craftsmen go through significant training programs.

Letter: Skill matters, not just dirt
But we need many more skilled trade professionals because in the real world there will be clogged water traps, loose shingles and fallen tree limbs ...

The Solar Demand
As the demand for energy is rising across the world, more and more countries are looking into renewable and clean energy sources, such as solar power. Actually, solar energy is the fastest growing seg...

Schools and manufacturers trying to attract people to skilled trades
One out of every eight jobs available in Michigan is a manufacturing job. These jobs have a high demand for skilled workers, which is something Michigan is beginning to fall short on.

Richmond County school board looks at job programs
Jobs involving skilled trades such as welding and electrical work continue to be difficult to fill across the nation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, followed by sales, commercial drivers...

Skilled Trades a Budget Priority
working in the skilled trades is honorable and well compensated.

Cole: Get your hands dirty at work
One of the most severe shortages is for skilled trades and technicians, skills that are taught at local ...

New Emphasis on Skilled Trades
"The students leave with an associates degree in a skilled trades area, they leave with credits towards an apprenticeship program, as well as a job, and it is all paid for by the employer," said Frew.

Women at work: Plumbers a rare breed, one told 'not what girls do'
journeymen plumbers is $46.65 an hour — $72.56 an hour including benefits once one completes five-years of training. And apprentices start at $15.90 an hour in pay and $36.42 an hour with benefits, ac...

'Living wage' getting hard to earn in low-skill jobs
"We can get additional buildings. We can buy equipment. Now, can we get enough skilled labor to run those machines?"

Community colleges pushing skilled trades, but students aren't buying
Rick Snyder talks about well-paying, but unfilled, welding, carpentry, machining and other skilled-trades jobs, as well as technical occupations...

The Job Hunt: Consider a ‘skilled trades’ job
Starting pay for skilled work, though it varies widely, pays better. ...skilled jobs (requiring certification and not a college degree) generally start around $12 to $25 an hour, or $25,000 to $50,000...

Carpenter returns to where career started to promote trades
Journeyman is now a national Canadian Building Trades Unions program that promotes, supports and mentors women in unionized skilled construction trades. The goal is to encourage more women to enter tr...

Apprenticeship competition aims to draw attention to looming shortage of skilled trades workers in Canada
negative stigma, the construction industry says it is facing a looming shortage of skilled trades workers. Indeed, Canada is estimated to need one million skilled trades workers by 2020

Snyder signs bills that boost high school skilled-trades education
When Gov. Rick Snyder took a seat at a Dakota High School facility on Wednesday to sign into law legislation that will boost skilled-trades – Career Technical Education – in Michigan high schools, he ...

Santa Clarita WorkSource Center to Offer Job Recruitment Event
Santa Clarita WorkSource Center officials are hosting a free skilled trade construction recruitment June 26 in order to fill 40 full-time insulation installer positions with Masco Contractor Services.

The 10 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2014
Topping the list for the fifth year in a row is skilled trade workers, a group of professions that have been on the list every year since 2008, and topped it every year since 2010.

Writing an effective job advert – Getting the basics right
Whilst the majority of employers have a lot of success using job boards, less successful advertisers often ask ‘Why aren’t my adverts receiving more applicants?’ There can be numerous explanations...

More support for training in the skilled trades, says U.S. labor secretary
Perez expanded upon President Obama's call for expanded training and apprenticeships in the skilled trades, as a vital part of economic recovery.

Interest in skilled trades growing
“That’s one avenue for promoting skilled trades, because a lot of the specialist high skills majors are skilled trade-oriented.”

Have you ever considered becoming a pipeline welder?
If you're willing to move to Alaska, you could be looking at an annual salary of up to $150,000 a year.

Mike Rowe: Is learning a trade better than college?
"Closing the skills gap is about keeping America working. Really it's about keeping America, America," Rowe testified Monday, at an oversight hearing titled “American Energy Jobs: Opportunities for Sk...

LETTER: America faces shortage of skilled labor
The April 18 article in The Tuscaloosa News (“Career tech classes planned,” Page 1B) doesn’t mention any classes being offered in skilled trades, which include the following: machinist, conventional a...

Apprenticeships Help Close the Skills Gap. So Why Are They in Decline?
Apprenticeships can offer a precise match between the skills employers want and the training workers receive, says Robert Lerman, an economics professor at American University. "It's a great model fo...

‘Learn to weld’: Labour shortage imperils U.S. shale boom
How high is demand for welders to work in the shale boom on the U.S. Gulf Coast? So high that “you can take every citizen in the region of Lake Charles between the ages of 5 and 85 and teach them all...

Public high school students compete in first regional skilled trades competition
“In light of the skills trade shortage, we want to promote skilled trades to our students and we thought (the competition) was a good first step,” said Caroline White, special projects teacher with th...

Skilled trade jobs unfilled in our nation's slow economy
Nationally, an estimated three million jobs are available in the skilled trades - electricians, plumbers, manufacturing workers, pipefitters, mechanics, ...

Burlington hosting skilled trades fair for Grades 7-12 students
An organization that represents construction workers in various sectors is hoping to convince youths and their parents that a university degree is not the only path to a rewarding job. The Ontario...

Red tape and employer reluctance holding back skill trades’ grab
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Determined to get his foot in the door after completing a welder-fitter program, Colin Junkin found few manufacturers willing to take on apprentices and many closed doors.

Governor Snyder Promotes Skilled Trades in Second Day of Economic Summit in GR
"We emphasize getting a university degree and we should continue that, but we stopped emphasizing that these skilled trade positions are equally honorable."

New arrangement to compare trade qualifications could offset Alberta’s skilled labour shortage
“What was missing was the ability to take a skilled person, let’s say from England, and compare that to a Canadian or Albertan equivalent,” says Ken Vinge, vice-president of Bowen Workforce Solutions....

The Education of a Craftsmen
Tim Golick, an apprentice machinist, says he’s glad he made the move from construction work to manufacturing. “There will always be a need for skilled craftsmen,” he says.

Demand for apprentices is growing in Wisconsin
The growing need for skilled manufacturing workers is leading to a revival in apprenticeships in Madison, Milwaukee and the Fox Valley area, but companies in other regions are struggling to find enoug...

Membership Fees Being Imposed On Tradespeople By The College Of Trades
“The desire to work in the skilled trades is all around us, including right here in Trenton. I will continue to work with stakeholders like Kenlin Electric and advocate for appropriate changes to our ...

Obama right to push skilled trades
"...I'm just saying you can make a really good living and have a great career without getting a four-year college education as long as you get the skills and the training that you need."

Eight lakeshore companies get $300,000 in skilled trades grants
Eight companies from the lakeshore region were approved Friday for more than $300,000 in grants for skilled trades training from the Michigan Strategic Fund to help better match talent with employer n...

Career expo in Burlington puts focus on skilled trades
The Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) is showcasing career options in the skilled trades at the 11th edition of Future Building — a three-day, hands-on construction career expo aimed at students ...

Applications available for skilled-trades training
Applications are being accepted for a new state grant program bringing free skilled-trades training and job-placement support to Carteret County. The program is being coordinated by Carteret C...

Jacobs: Closing skills gap aids workers, business, government
“However, we can begin closing the skills gap by providing community colleges and vocational schools with the resources they need to train our workforce and by supporting those individuals who wish to...

More youth considering a skilled trades career
Today’s Canadian youth are more open to considering a career in the skilled trades than they were in 2004, according to a study from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). “That’s good and it do...

Local firms get nearly $1.1 million in state grants for skilled trades training
Fifteen companies in the Holland area have been approved to share nearly $1.1 million in grants from the Michigan Strategic Fund’s Skilled Trades Training Funds program to better match talent with emp...

Local manufacturers talk labor needs with students
Each of the companies noted a rise in the demand for skilled trade jobs, and the quality of life those jobs provide for area families.

Public school board reaches deal with teachers, skilled workers
Skilled trades workers — about 120 plumbers, painters, carpenters, electricians ... The news was welcomed by board chair Sheila Taylor who said the two deals ...

Irish job fairs could bring 484 workers to Canada: construction association
"These are highly skilled positions, in specific trades where there are critical shortages, and these people, for the most part, particularly in B.C., are coming in as permanent residents," said Fulto...

Governor Scott Walker Proclaims October as Manufacturing Month
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month. Manufacturing is a leading industry in Wisconsin and the month will be spent highlighting the industry and ways to tra...

Florida Governor Declares October Careers in Construction Month
NCCER - The National Center for Construction Education and Research We’re proud to announce that state Governor, Rick Scott, has named October “Careers in Construction Month (CICM)” in the state of...

Detroit's Skilled Workers Problem
Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr has a long list of things to fix in the city and among them is one that may sound surprising: there are not enough skilled workers to fill job openings as they beco...

TRF's apprentices earn craftsman title
TRF's apprentices earn craftsman title ... courses; and on-the-job training designed to produce highly skilled, technically proficient, journey-level craftsmen.

U.S. Unemployment: Three Million Jobs in America are Waiting to be Filled
There is another side to the U.S. unemployment problem: Believe it or not, there are three million jobs going unfilled. Employers can't seem to find the right match for more than 200,000 manufactu...

Gulf rig on fire partially collapses: government
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A shallow-water Gulf of Mexico drilling rig on fire because of a ruptured natural gas well has partially collapsed, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday. The U.S. Bureau of Safety...

Why Tight U.S. Labor Markets Are Here to Stay
Yes, some youths may decide that college is a poor investment and will get trained and enter the labor force as skilled craftsmen. Lower unemployment benefits may spur others to seek work. Nevertheles...

Horry-Georgetown Technical College adds welding courses
In response to growing employer demand for welders, Horry Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) has expanded its welding certificate program to the Conway Campus beginning this fall, the college said in...

Rick Haglund: Why employers have difficulty filling skilled trades jobs
Employers say they can’t find enough qualified welders, tool-and-die makers, machine operators and others with the skills they need to rebuild their businesses. But many economists are skeptical. The...

Baby boomers' retirements create gap in trade work
“A highly skilled craftsman takes time, training and experience,” Myers said. “Through the apprenticeship, this knowledge and wisdom attained over many years, most often decades, can be handed off and...

Skilled Workers Still Can't Find Jobs
Despite an improving labor market, workers with solid experience and skills are still struggling.

Lending a "Skilled" Hand
There are still some people out there that can look up at an A-frame home and see artistry; there are still some people out there that view the capable hands of a carpenter as those of a celebrated sc...

Attracting Workers Into Automated Welding With Technology
Fabricators are finding it increasingly difficult to find qualified labor to operate their automated welding processes. As with many manufacturing jobs, unless employers go overseas, there’s a lack of...

State Approves Plan to Meet Worker Demand
The Louisiana Workforce Investment Council approved a detailed plan Tuesday on how to help the state meet the impending demand for skilled crafts workers. WIC, a panel of business leaders that advi...

Group planning for skilled crafts jobs in Louisiana
An estimated 86,300 industrial construction workers will be needed by 2016, both to fill new jobs that are created by industrial projects and to make up for the attrition of workers. Of that 20,065 jo...

Skilled craftsman, devoted family man
That love of working with his hands extended to time away from his job, with Frank spending hours in the garden and shed. Family members and friends would often benefit from his skill, by virtue of be...

Many Knowledge-Based Jobs Go Blue Collar
When you think of jobs that require mastery of science or math, chances are you don't think of auto mechanics or construction. But a new study suggests you should think again. The study being relea...

Report Highlights Skilled Worker Shortage
A report released by the Petroleum Human Resources Council of Canada estimates that by 2022, the oil and gas industry will sustain between 900,000 and one million jobs across Canada. It says only 20 p...

Tapping the Trades for Good Jobs and Good Money
If there were an Indy 500 for construction, the National Craft Championship would be it: more than 100 plumbers, carpenters, metal workers and electricians facing off in a competition that's all about...

Women are Breaking Through the "Concrete Ceiling"
We've all heard about the glass ceiling, but it looks the concrete one might be harder to crack. According to the National Women's Law Center, in 2010 women held a tiny percentage -- 2.6 -- of the...

Canada Looks to Lure Away Skilled US Workers
“The hiring of one American John Deere (DE) or Caterpillar (CAT) mechanic with 10 years of experience can result in the direct employment of eight to nine Canadians” that are less skilled, Campbell sa...

America's New Manufacturing Boom Towns
Conventional wisdom for a generation has been that manufacturing in America is dying. Yet over the past five years, the country has experienced something of an industrial renaissance. We may be far fr...

“Greening” public facilities might create more than 7,800 jobs
Some 3,410 direct “person-year” jobs (one full-time job for one year) will be created by $550 million spent annually in California on energy efficiency projects in the state’s public schools and facil...

Home builders struggling to find enough construction workers
The real estate bust idled hundreds of thousands of construction workers. Now, with housing on the mend, builders are hiring again. Trouble is, many workers aren't coming back. Years of spora...

The Jobs Of The Future Don't Require A College Degree
A key point here: The jobs of the future are only “low skilled” if you define “low skilled” as not requiring college. Being a good carpenter (56% growth, Jesus is still with us)

Top Skilled Trade and Technology Students Awarded at Skills Canada British ...
Interactive Try-A-Trade(R) and Technology demonstrations were held for the public and visiting students providing an opportunity to learn more about skilled trade and technology careers in a direct, h...

Canada’s job availability plummets, as average of 6.5 unemployed workers vie for each opening
The fresh data weakens government and business arguments that Canada faces a serious skills and labour shortage

Labour group says foreign worker program wrongly used to fill low-skill jobs
“The percentage of ALMO approvals for businesses that largely employ low-skilled workers appears to be in direct contradiction to the stated parameters of the program,” McGowan writes in the letter. O...

Job Skills Gap a Growing Concern in Cities
Cities coming out of the recession are facing new challenges with matching their workforce to available jobs, a problem that could be an early indicator of a growing national problem, a new survey has...

Masonry students learning skills for success
WEST AKRON — Akron Public Schools (APS) students in the masonry program at Buchtel Community Learning Center (CLC) are building their futures one brick at a time.

Worker shortage ahead, ‘skills gap’ study says
We’ve been hearing for years about a skills gap between what workers can do and what jobs require, but now a national group has put state-by-state numbers to the issue.

The Perfect Storm for Construction Skilled Trades
The construction industry is facing a perfect storm of issues, which will result in severe skilled workforce shortages in the near future. The Construction Labor Market Analyzer® (CLMA) provides the r...

To Ease the Skills Shortage, Bring Back the Vocational High School
There was a time, as readers of a certain age will recall, when students who didn’t have the interest in, or aptitude for, college could learn a useful trade in high school. Most big cities devote...

Construction officially starts at Summer
Safety-related concrete has been poured for the basemat of the first of two AP1000 units at the VC Summer plant in South Carolina. The milestone marks the official start of construction of the USA's f...

U.S. Employers Foresee Continued Stability in Workforce Levels, According to Manpower Survey
MILWAUKEE, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hiring decision makers continue to take a measured but optimistic approach to hiring plans for Quarter 2 2013, according to the latest Manpower Employment Out...

America's Skilled Trades Dilemma: Shortages Loom As Most-In-Demand Group Of Workers Ages
For the last three years, according to ManpowerGroup, the hardest segment of the workforce for employers to staff with skilled talent hasn’t been registered nurses or engineers or even web developers....

Skilled labor jobs offer employment opportunities
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - The owner of a Hattiesburg plumbing business says his field is growing. John David McElhaney of McElhaney Plumbing and Hardware says it's physically demanding but a fairly ea...

Gulf Coast Mega-Projects to Increase Demand for Skilled Craft Labor, an Industrial Info News Alert
In the coming years, construction of major projects along the U.S. Gulf Coast is expected to cause a sharp increase in the demand for skilled craft labor in the region. In a specially commissioned rep...

Women Get Skills to Break Into Traditional Men’s Trades
According to a 2009 Department of Labor report, while gender equality has made headway in the executive ranks — a quarter of CEOs are women — less than 1 percent of 77,000 U.S. ironworkers and steelwo...

What The Surge In Manufacturing Means For Skilled Labor
While almost every economic sector in the U.S. is either engaged in a slow slog out of the recession or still floundering outright, two sectors are indicating healthy — and unexpected — growth. Hou...

Employers can't find enough skilled labor to fill jobs
As millions of Americans remain unemployed, U.S. manufacturers are having trouble filling hundreds of thousands of jobs requiring the skills to operate their high-tech machinery. Byron Pitts goes to f...

The 40 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without A Bachelor's Degree
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60 percent of U.S. workers don't have a bachelor's degree, but if you have an associate’s degree, a postsecondary non-degree award, or a high sch...

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