Skilled Worker Shortage
The skilled workers industry is suffering as an increasing number young adults are pursing four-year college degrees. This is leading to an expected shortage of 450,000 trade workers by 2022. Wayne Grimes, franchisee at Metal Supermarkets in Knoxville has experienced this first hand.
“We’re very fortunate that we’ve got a great staff right now. People know what they’re doing. But they’re hard to come by,” – Wayne Grimes, Metal Supermarkets Knoxville Franchisee