To raise awareness of the blue collar labor shortage, a Youngstown firm is promoting National Skilled Trades Day as an annual event. City Machine Technologies, Inc. wants companies across the country on May 1 each year to promote skilled trades jobs to the next generation of workers.
CMT claims that 62% of employers in the trades industry struggle to find workers to fill key positions. The movement was founded to celebrate and shed a positive light on skilled trades jobs. Organizations can check out these ideas to celebrate the importance of skilled trades and bring awareness to the labor shortage.