Baby Boomers are saying goodbye to their jobs in construction, manufacturing and engineering, and younger generations are looking for work outside of those industries.
The labor force participation rate for men of prime working age (21 to 54) is lower than it was during the 2007-09 recession. The supply side of the U.S. economy is clearly coming under strain. Very few Millennials are training for tradesman careers. US Careers Online hopes to close this gap.
The answer for every career opportunity is not always a four year liberal arts degree. The future of a strong US economy belongs to the bold young tradesman, to young men and women who reach out for the new opportunities in traditional industries. In many of these careers you can advance really quickly. If you get the basic training, are motivated and have business and technical sense, you can have a wonderful career often making $60 – $90k per year, depending on the career.
The mission of US Careers Online is to be a resource for middle and high school students and their parents, educators and individuals re-entering the workforce to discover the many career opportunities available to them. Students today want to be active, engaged and know why they should learn specific skills. By using videos rather than printed brochures, US Careers Online highlights both careers and the pathways available to enter the workforce.