Skilled to Work: A Closer Look takes a deep look into skilled workers

Skilled to Work: A Closer Look will air on Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

Posted: Apr. 23, 2019 7:34 AM
Updated: Apr. 23, 2019 7:34 AM

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our society faces a lack of young, skilledameron de has been communicating with members of the construction community here in medford. we go to him live now. cameron you mentioned that this is really a two sided problem. can you build more on that? absolutely. the other part of this, is what our future looks like. right now we have a lack of yound workers joining the trade industry. the real scare comes in several years though. as the current skilled workers will eventually come to the retirement age. as we lose that community, we have a very scarce number of people in line to replace them. eventually we face the risk of a very small amount of plumbers, electricians, very important people to help us business only has 40 percent of the skilled workers it did just 12 years ago. [e19]skilled to work their 50s and 60s. some of them are in their mid-60s and are going to be timing out of the industry. we newswatch12 will be highlighting some of the incredible people that do those jobs now. that is happening on a new special tonight, and over the coming weeks. i will give you all those details in 15 minutes. reporting live in medford, cameron derby, newswatch12. today
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