Terrific Time for Skilled Tradespeople
The past two years have been a boon for the design and construction industries in many ways. Demand for services has skyrocketed, prompting a big labor shortage. And more than two-thirds of businesses in these industries surveyed expect demand and shortages to continue in 2022, according to the Houzz State of the Industry report. In fact, many companies expect the labor situation to worsen, even while the majority across all seven industry groups expect profits and revenues to increase.
Moreover, the full study also shows that 40% of general contractors, remodelers and builders expect to hire in 2022, as do about one-fifth of architects and interior designers.
The upshot? It’s an opportune time for veterans to enter the skilled trades.
Benefits of Working in Skilled Trades
Aside from the fact that tradespeople can work out in the field instead of being tied to a desk, some benefits of working in the design and building industries are:
- Steady income
- Job security
- Benefits such as health insurance and retirement plans
- Potentially flexible hours
- Potentially high pay
- Opportunity for advancement
- Knowing you’re needed and valued