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Why more Seattleites are turning to skilled trades

In the skilled trades sector, there’s a wide gap between open positions and a lack of qualified workers. South West is actively seeking skilled workers or those looking to enter the field.

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South West offers many different opportunities for those wishing to join the skilled trades industry.

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While the pandemic affected the jobs of many Americans, one sector — skilled trades — is seeing a significant gap between open positions and the supply of qualified workers. Another contribution to this employee shortage? Skilled aging workers looking to retire, which leaves even more positions to fill.

Read: If you’re unemployed, just graduated, or looking to switch jobs, now is a good time to consider the skilled trades industry.

South West, a local plumbing, electric + home services company, is seeking skilled trade workers, including plumbers, HVAC technicians, and, specifically, electricians.

Electricians do a lot more than just working with electrical appliances. They need to be good with math, customer relations, and licensed in the profession. South West trains employees to become the best of the best in the industry. Their new facility features 40,000 sqft. of space, some of which will be transformed into training space for future technicians + apprentices.

Fun fact: Employment of electricians is expected to grow ~9% by 2030 and add ~66,000 jobs to the sector.

Benefits of working for South West:

  • Competitive salary (with extra commission opportunities)
  • PTO
  • Excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance for you and your family
  • Company contribution to retirement plan
  • Career advancement + more

Interested in working with South West? Apply for open positions or refer someone who might be a good fit.

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