Celebrate National Tradesmen Day!

September 16 was National Tradesmen Day, and we’d like to honor and celebrate those who work in the Skilled Trades industry.  The holiday is observed on the third Friday of September to recognize the hard-working and dedicated people who keep the world running.

So, what is a skilled trade? At the most basic level, a skilled trade is any job that requires a specialized skill, usually obtained through a technical school, college, or on-the-job training through an apprenticeship or internship.

There is high demand for Skilled Trades positions, and longevity in this field should be considered. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we’re going to need more than four million skilled laborers to replace the nearly eight million lost from the labor force during the pandemic. To put things into perspective, Express put more than 262,000 people to work in the Manufacturing industry in 2021.

Here are some of the characteristics of a tradesmen professional:

  • Safety-conscious
  • Reliable
  • Problem-solving
  • Customer service

If you’re a tradesman professional or looking to start a career in skilled trades, we at Job Journey would like to thank you with a curated selection of resources made just for you.

Let Express Help You Land a Career in Skilled Trades

If you have any questions about Skilled Trades jobs in your area or about your job search in general, contact your local Express office, download the ExpressJobs app from your mobile store, or fill out our online contact form.

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If you know tradesmen, take some time to show these workers the appreciation they deserve. Use the hashtag #NationalTradesmenDay each year on your social media accounts to honor these workers.

Are you a skilled trades professional? What do you love about your job? Let us know in the comments section below!

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