Anyone else seeing a ton of jobs?
I have had 3 job offers in the past 5 days. I am not even looking, 2 of them were different positions within my company. The other was a different company. Anyone else seeing the same thing? Seems as though there is a shortage of experienced guys.
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Originally Posted by HVAC-matt
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I just looked and found 16 tech jobs in Buffalo. Many more for installers
The future isn't what it use to be.
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That's a good thing. Hopefully I'll get a job soon!
Originally Posted by HVAC-matt
I hope that it keeps up, I am currently in school for HVAC-R and hope there is work in my area next summer.
I was told today that most of the work force in HVAC will retire with in the next five to ten years and not enough people in training to take over the spots.
Be happy there is openings, I have had friends in other fields that have been looking for work for months.
On a slightly different note. Work and service calls have been hectic but now are slowing down. Well I need time to catch up.
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regardless of the so-called "HVAC techs shortage", I have not seen an increase in what contractors are willing to pay when seeking help, there are some local companies running help wanted adds, for 5 years techs and the pay is $15 to $18hr, they are not going to find anyone willing to work for that kind of money. then some contractors and the ABC are lobbying congress to easy restrictions and allow cheap, overseas imported labor, once that happens, we can kiss our jobs goodbye.
We've lost two installers. We've had ads out for over a month now offering $2000 signing bonus. We've had four people lined up for an in-person interview (after phone interview) and none have bothered to show up or even call back.
We're pretty desperate. My clients are ticked that I can't get guys on their projects.
That is pathetic
Originally Posted by valdelocc
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in my area $18 is the norm, the challenge is finding a job that doesn't fire you after the busy season
Ouch. My assistant make more than your norm. Busy season? Do you work residential?
Originally Posted by wolfstrike
"Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort. The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten" --- John Ruskin
$/Hr is never a good scale to go by. The problem with it is what goes along with it. $15/hr may not seem like much in some parts of the country where in others its great money. but then also how well are they going to treat you when it gets slow. I never paid my guys as much an Hr as some places but when it got slow they still got their 40 hours if they wanted them. I lost several guys to bigger companies about 45 minutes away because they got $3/hr more, but the cost of living ate up most of that and as soon as things started to slow down they got laid off. So how much did they gain with that extra $3, I think most went in the whole the first year.
34% growth thru 2020 and 93K more bodies needed. That doesn't even include the normal replacements we need; which are increasingly in short supply.
That's what you are seeing; and yes I've noticed an uptick in activity just recently - going into the slow season as well.