September 19, 2013

Celebrate National Tradesmen’s Day – September 20, 2013

From the cities of antiquity to the modern era, skilled tradesmen make life run comfortably.

The trades have changed from ancient time to now. There were many more blacksmiths and sword makers in ancient Rome. But today, as in the ancient past, demand for skilled tradesmen remains steady.Tradesmen_v2

Our culture is becoming more high tech but we are still going to need plumbers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that trade is expected to grow 16 percent by 2018.

Electricians will have steady work during the next few years as employment opportunities in that trade increase by 12 percent.

People will still want to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter in coming years. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration will continue to be a good skilled trade category. Jobs in HVAC should increase by 28 percent, the BLS reports.

In the category of new skilled trades, the health-related jobs will be in demand during the next 10 years and are expected to increase by a whopping 34 percent.

Skilled tradesmen are the backbone of our nation, and according to Irwin Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, “they are the working hands that build America and keep it running strong.”

Thank a Tradesman on National Tradesmen’s Day! 

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