Workers Desperately Needed for Skilled Trade Apprenticeships

Skilled trades are seeing a massive dropoff in workers as the older generation retires. Apprenticeships lead to stable, high-paying jobs that never go out of style. Society will always need plumbers and electricians. If you are struggling to find a way out of hardship, consider this your most valuable invitation ever!

There's a shortage of skilled tradespeople throughout the American economy, and it is a persistent problem that started well before the pandemic. But what's behind that gap and what can be done? Paul Solman reports for our series, "Work Shift", which focuses on navigating the job market in a post-COVID economy.