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Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog: Mike Rowe on Dirty Jobs

In Alabama, a third of all skilled tradesmen are over 55. They're retiring fast, and no one is there to replace them. Alabama's not alone. ... The reason was telling. It wasn't a lack of funds. It wasn't a lack of support.
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jonny floris's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:48 AM

This goes to show that as a tradesmen you'll never be out of work due to the high demand in jobs these days.

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Workforce chairman: Manufacturing, skilled trades key to Texas economy - Austin American-Statesman

Skilled trade shortage in Texas

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Plenty of jobs, but not enough skilled workers - Grand Forks Herald

Plenty of jobs, but not enough skilled workers - Grand Forks Herald | shortage of skilled tradesmen in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Plenty of jobs, but not enough skilled workersGrand Forks HeraldThat same gap between employment demand and the supply of experienced workers is happening in health care and IT positions, he said.
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Mike Rowe Addresses Congress on the Shortage of Skilled Labor

Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs addresses the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to encourage them to support initiatives that build awareness for training in the skilled trades, using as an example of the labor ...
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Blue Collar Can Mean Big Money | Avid Investor Group

Blue Collar Can Mean Big Money | Avid Investor Group | shortage of skilled tradesmen in the U.S. | Scoop.it
Although some sort of post-high school training and skill development is very important, it may be the case that blue collar skilled trades should get a second look. SEE: 10 Highest-Paying Blue-Collar Jobs.
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Why Americans won't do dirty jobs? | MetaFilter

Why Americans won't do dirty jobs? | MetaFilter | shortage of skilled tradesmen in the U.S. | Scoop.it
In Alabama, a third of all skilled tradesmen are over 55. ... It wasn't a lack of funds. It wasn't a lack of support. It was a lack of qualified welders.
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Business | Demand grows for skilled trades jobs | The Detroit News

Business | Demand grows for skilled trades jobs | The Detroit News | shortage of skilled tradesmen in the U.S. | Scoop.it
At a time when Michigan’s unemployment rate has increased for four straight months and is more than two percentage points above the national jobless rate, there is growing demand for construction and skilled trade workers in Metro Detroit and...
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Skilled Trade Workers Are in High-Demand But Short Supply ...

Why the shortage of skilled workers? A major reason skilled trades are often overlooked as career options are the long-standing stigma attached to blue-collar work. There is a perception that skilled trades offer less status, ...
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