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Monday, June 27, 2022

Truckers, plumbers, pipefitters seek young applicants for high-paying jobs

Truckers, plumbers, pipefitters seek young applicants for high-paying jobs
Student driver Luis Barrientos, left, gets on a truck as instructor Daniel Osborne watches at California Truck Driving Academy in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) 

Originally published - The Washington Times

Plumbers, truckers and pipefitters are offering hiring and signing bonuses — and promoting their six-figure incomes — to entice high school graduates willing to do dirty jobs, but young people keep turning up their noses to blue-collar work.

Even the prospect of a $1,000-a-week starting salary that could double in six years isn’t persuading young people to get into plumbing, says Chris Robertson, who has worked as a plumber for 24 years in Rockville, Maryland.

“It requires you to work hard, and I think a good part of the younger generation wants to be rich without putting in the effort,” said Mr. Robertson, owner of Robertson Plumbing Services. “And I think that’s part of the problem. Why do I want to dig with a shovel when I can sit at home, post videos and become YouTube famous?”

He said he’s been looking for an assistant since his employee of four years quit in February to work for a bigger company that offered a signing bonus. And the job vacancy is forcing him to turn down jobs, he added.

“Every single plumber I know is busy and can use extra help,” he said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

These are the 10 fastest-growing entry-level jobs

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by Michelle Fox@MFOXCNBC Originally published on

 It’s a good job market for the class of 2022. Yet some industries and jobs are hotter than others.

While you don’t have to change your career path, knowing where opportunities lie may help you land the right job for you.

“You always want to go to areas where there is scarcity and there is demand,” said Monica Lewis, senior director of product management at LinkedIn.

Entry-level sales and recruiting roles have gained significant steam since 2020, according to LinkedIn data.

The top job, sales development representative, has a salary rate of $35,000-$60,000, according to LinkedIn. Desired skills include cold-calling, lead generation and sales prospecting.

The No. 2 position, business development representative, brings in a salary between $31,200 and $60,000. Candidates should have software as a service (SaaS) and customer relationship management skills.

It also helps to know what industries are growing fast. Different sectors, including health care, hospitality and recruiting, are all looking for entry-level workers, LinkedIn found.

Finding a job

Not knowing where to start is holding many Gen Z job seekers back, Lewis said.

Begin by setting time aside to make a plan.

“Reflect on what I like, what I don’t know,” she said. “What summer jobs I’ve done.

“What do I want and how does that translate into potential job opportunities?”

Creating a LinkedIn profile, building a network and engaging on the platform can also help you start finding job opportunities.

Check out career websites for postings, as well. When searching for jobs, set up an alert so you can be notified as soon as roles are posted.

This is the best job market for new college grads this century, says Purdue University president

Reaching out to people you know and building your network is also key.

“It’s not just about applying for the job,” Lewis said.

“Every job you apply for, talk to someone,” she added. “It’s about getting insight or getting a foot in the door.”

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Do You Need a New Job?


New Job

There are many ways to find a new job. You can look through online resources, newspapers or magazines, company websites, and even social networks. The best way to find a new job is by networking with people in your field of interest. It never hurts to ask family or friends if they know of any openings that might be a good fit for you. Remember to keep an open mind when exploring all potential career options--you may be surprised at what turns out to be the perfect match for you!

The best way to find a new job is to networking. You can start by attending job fairs and networking events. You can also reach out to your friends, family, and employers. You can also search the internet for job postings. Additionally, you can sign up for job search and career advice newsletters. Finally, you can visit career development centers.

Another way to find a new job is to search the internet. You can use job search engines, such as Indeed and Ziprecruiter, to search for job postings. You can also use Google search to locate job postings. You can also use job search directories, such as the National Association of Colleges and Employers' (NACE) Directory of Employers. Finally, you can use social media to search for job postings.

A final way to find a new job is to refer yourself to employers. You can refer yourself by contacting your friends, family, and employers who you know. Alternatively, you can contact professional organizations, such as the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA) or the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Networking is the best way to find a new job. You can use the internet, job search engines, and referral services to find a new job.

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