South Florida HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractor looks to boost workforce
August 10, 2015
All-Star Home Services, an HVAC, plumbing, and electrical contractor serving the greater Miami-Dade community, has announced plans to expand its workforce with new job openings in a variety of departments, including apprenticeships.
The more I speak with HVAC industry leaders at conferences and expos, the more I see how problematic the I-have-to-attend-a-four-year-college-to-be-successful mentality is for young learners and our industry.
While growth in HVAC and electrical jobs increases, a gap persists between job requirements and the skills of available workers. When almost one quarter of an industry’s workforce is planning to retire in five years or less, it creates opportunity. When 85 percent of employers report that it is difficult to very difficult to find qualified new hires, it creates a potential workforce disaster.