A recent article from Long Island, NY news publication Newsday revealed that Long Island is facing a plumber shortage despite a median annual wage of $95,010. How could a job that pays nearly $100k be facing a shortage? The article states it is mainly due to the number of baby boomers retiring and the lack of young people who are interested in the trade. The supply of young plumbers is not meeting the demand caused by the retirement of older ones. However, the article states, “Ironically, plumbing is one of the fastest-growing professions on Long Island. Between 2014 and 2024, the number of plumbers on the Island is expected to swell 32 percent, Labor Department data show.” Demand is still so high that plumbers are having to turn away work due to such a heavy workload. Business owners cannot hire enough people to fill the demand for the work they’re offered. For the last half a decade, the State of Colorado has seen major growth in population, but we are experiencing a similar plumber shortage like Long Island. Though we at APEX specialize in underground plumbing such as sewer line repair, we feel the same pain in that it has been difficult to find people interested in the trades.
However, there are multiple reasons why working in the trades can be more rewarding than merely pushing paper. Just consider what APEX Plumbing offers.
- Full-time work in an exciting field
- Highly competitive pay
- Review for raise after 90 days
- Ability to move up in the company
- Benefits (eye, dental, health)
- Holiday pay
- Paid vacation after one year
- A positive working environment
- A family-like atmosphere
- Working for a locally-owned and Colorado-based company
We encourage all to apply, though we are specifically looking for CDL drivers (for dump trucks and concrete trucks), equipment operators, pipe layers, and concrete finishers. Think you might be interested? Fill out your application and apply today!