What does the future of the U.S. welding industry look like? Whether you are pursuing a career in welding or are an employer seeking skilled workers, this is an important question. The following statistics may surprise you:
The demand for skilled, experienced welders is high, and employers need to have the confidence that they are hiring qualified, properly-trained professionals who know how to work in today’s welding field. That’s where Arclabs comes in—we train future welders with the skills necessary to start a career in an expanding industry.
Metal fabrication and welding is the process of constructing and assembling products by combining diverse, typically standardized metal parts. The industry has grown over the years, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 1.5 million workers are employed in metal fabrication in the U.S. That makes fabricated metals the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry when measured by employment. Additionally, there are more than 58,000 locally owned and operated fabrication shops in the United States.
Because the metal fabrication industry is cyclical, it reacts to other industries, such as auto, construction, and energy. Although the industry experienced a downfall with the national recession of 2009, it is growing again.
Currently, employment is projected to grow 7-9% percent from 2014 to 2024. We train welders with the skills necessary to work all types of welding jobs. Arclabs has the experience and resources to help bridge the gap between a growing industry and the need for a skilled workforce. Give us a call today at any of our locations in Greenville, Columbia, and Charleston, South Carolina, or Houston, Texas.
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