“We may not have enough skilled workers to go around. How did it get to this point?” asks Paul F. P. Pogue in an article for Angie’s List.
“Every day, the shortage in the skilled trades becomes more acute. According to numbers from the National Electrical Contractors Association, 7,000 electricians join the field each year, but 10,000 retire,” he continues. “And as job openings continue to increase without new laborers to fill them, the situation could impact every element of home services: wait times, work quality and cost.”