Everyone knows there is a labor shortage of skilled, qualified workers in the trades, including HVAC. It’s a topic we’ve covered extensively at The NEWS. We’ve highlighted the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation’s Labor Analysis Report and written about some solutions such as Direct Energy partnering with Mike Rowe to promote the trades and recruiting veterans to the industry.
A lot of talk centers on changing the perspective of the trades at a young age, and getting youths interested in HVACR so they will consider a trade school program over college. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the younger generation (that would be the millennials) only tend to stay at each job for an average of 18 months.
First of all, I'm wondering how HVAC contractors are attracting millennials to their companies. And once you have them, how do you keep them happy and satisfied, so they don't leave for a different job in a year or two? Submit a comment below or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.