Employers seeing shortage in skilled labor workers

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Media Outlet: KABC

Summary: Local ABC7 news station interviews PeopleReady Skilled Trades Director Kevin Ponder about the issue and solutions surrounding the skilled labor shortage, offering insights and recommendations as an expert in the field.

Relevant Quote:

“Forty percent of the 12 million people in the skilled trades today: That workforce is over the age of 45 with nearly half of those being over the age of 55 and less than 9% of them are between the ages of 19 and 24.”

Kevin Ponder, Director of Workforce Development for PeopleReady Skilled Trades

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, retail and hospitality. Leveraging its game changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022.