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Having trouble finding skilled woodworkers?

by Editor 9. April 2018 12:51

By: Glenn Koerner, Fox Valley Technical College

Currently, in your woodworking shop, is 50% of your workforce 10 or fewer years away from retirement? 15 years from retirement? Are your shop workers burned out from working ridiculous amounts of overtime because you cannot find enough help to keep up with customer orders? You are certainly not alone if you answered yes to any or all these questions.

Locating and attracting young, skilled woodworkers is a daunting task these days. Gone are the days of simply calling up your local tech school woodworking instructor and asking him or her to send over the “best guy”.

We have put together some strategies that will potentially make it easier for you to obtain these illusive new employees. Some of the suggestions may be easy, while others may be a bit painful. Nonetheless, you need to do something to ensure your labor force is strong enough to support your business currently and in the future.

Come learn more about these strategies at the “How to Develop a Relationship with Local Educational Facilities for Potential Employees” session happening on Wednesday, August 22tnd, from 11:00am -12:30pm.

Come learn more about this topic during the "How to Develop a Relationship with Local Educational Facilities for Potential Employees"session at the IWF Education Conference.

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