Opportunity exists for young people in skilled trades in metro Phoenix

Donley Service Center in Phoenix has a problem: Most members of its skilled workforce of plumbers and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technicians are more than 40 years old and due to leave.

Yet young people aren’t interested in taking up the trade. Furthermore, many high schools have abandoned shop and woodworking classes, so students are missing out on basic training unless they’re going to a specialized technical school.

Opportunity exists for young people in skilled trades in metro Phoenix

Job Search Tips From Recruiters: 6 Big Mistakes to Avoid

by Kelly Gurnett

We often hear advice about what we should do when applying for jobs, job search tips that help guide our hunt for the perfect position.

But here’s something that’s even more helpful when it comes to crafting the perfect application: advice on what not to do during your job hunt.

Recruiters and hiring managers all have their own personal preferences about little things that turn them off from candidates and applications. But when you look at some of the worst offenders, you’ll see many of them have pieces in common… and those are the biggies you want to avoid.

Job Search Tips From Recruiters: 6 Big Mistakes to Avoid

Staffing Owner Wrote a Book....and So Can You

With its built-in readership’s desire to be inspired, enlightened, informed, or just merely told something they don’t already know, business advice is a major industry. But no matter how many books come out, few are even good enough to admit to having read, let alone are considered essential reading. The solution to this problem is simple: replace the authors.

Staffing Owner Wrote a Book….and So Can You

Is Expecting Everyone to Attend College a Good Idea?

We have spent decades and millions of debt dollars trying to convince people to go to college and get that perfect job. In the meantime, we have thousands of skilled positions that go unfilled (truck drivers, plumbers, electricians etc) every year. Our entire education system is designed to push people to continuously seek higher education or out on the street. The problem is that not everyone is suited to go to college.

Is Expecting Everyone to Attend College a Good Idea?

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Be Judicious in Reporting Co-workers' Actions

Recently, there was an investigation of my department and some people were let go, with cause, after it was completed. Since then, I have witnessed and reported other employees doing the same actions that got the other people fired.

Be Judicious in Reporting Co-workers’ Actions