While it’s estimated that nearly a quarter of the U.S. workforce will be retiring within eight years, it’s likely that the HVAC industry will be hit even harder by the labor gap given current HVAC employee demographics. HVAC skilled employees are critical in an industry like ours, so keeping an eye on this trend is a must.
So how do we face the upcoming shortage of employees? To Nicole Krawcke at ACHR News the solution is clear: get more women into HVACR careers.
As it turns out, only 1.7% of current HVACR industry employees are women. Nicole’s article Women Shattering HVAC’s Glass Ceiling breaks down this trend and how employers can help bridge the employment gap by tapping into the resource of HVACR oriented women. The article highlights the stories of women entering the industry, organizations promoting more women in HVACR, and the importance of bringing the gap to the attention of more women so they can jump into action now to get a career in HVAC underway.
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