Celebrate Skilled Trades Workers!

On the first Wednesday in May, we celebrate Skilled Trades Workers Day. The holiday is observed every year to honor the hard-working and dedicated people who keep the world running. Many college students are also starting to see more value in Skilled Trades jobs because of the opportunities that are available once they graduate. Mechanic and repair trade programs saw an enrollment increase of 11.5 percent from spring 2021 to 2022, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. Enrollment in construction and culinary trades also increased.

Skilled trades jobs are always in high demand and can lead you down an exciting career path.

Check out some of the top jobs in skilled trades, which Express often hires for:

CNC Machinist



HVAC Technician


Industrial Machine Builder

Forklift Driver

One common thread for skilled trades is the ability for employees to work outside the traditional business structure. After a few years of working, learning the trade, and gaining experience and connections in the industry, nothing stops a plumber, welder, or any skilled trades professional from working independently or starting their own business.

So, if setting your schedule or the prospect of starting something on your own gets you motivated and ready for the challenges ahead, a skilled trade may just be the right path for you.

Explore a career in Skilled Trades! If you need help finding a position, we are here to lend a helping hand.

Express is the 10th largest industrial staffing company in the world.

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

If you have any questions about jobs in your area or 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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