Welding is essential to the United States economy. Welding is used in a range of industries, from military applications to automotive, aerospace and construction. But as the need for skilled welders continues to rise, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find proven welders to fill the demand.

At Tradesmen International, we recognize that the welding shortage makes it challenging to find craftsmen to complete projects on time and within budget. Because we’re experienced in providing custom welding staffing solutions, you can rest assured knowing your partnership with us results in reduced labor-related costs and increased productivity. 

What Is the Welding Job Outlook?

According the American Welding Society, the welding shortage will reach a deficit of 400,000 workers by 2024. Older welders are reaching retirement age, and younger welders aren’t replacing them fast enough. In fact, the average age of a welder is 55, and fewer than 20 percent are under the age of 35.

Access to a skilled, proven welding workforce has never been more important. As the nation’s infrastructure continues to age, construction contractors will require proven welders to rebuild structures, bridges and roadways. Skilled welders will also be an asset to the alternative energy and oil and gas industries, where they work on pipelines, wind turbines and other energy delivery sources.

Despite an increase in automated jobs, industries still need the knowledge and hands-on skills of proven craftsmen to complete sophisticated construction tasks, maintenance and repair work.

How to Combat the Welder Shortage

At Tradesmen International, we help contractors like you find skilled welders when and where you need them. Our expert staffing consultants ensure we find the best candidates to match your specific job specifications.

In addition, we send only skilled, reliable and safety-minded craftsmen to your jobsite. Tradesmen employees participate in a comprehensive application and interview screening process.

Many contractors, hiring managers and workers feel the effects of today’s welding shortage—but they don’t have to. Partnering with a skilled staffing solution provider such as Tradesmen International closes the hiring gap and opens the door to a proven welding workforce you can trust to get the job done.