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Welder Shortage!


 Along  with our local business partners, we feel this shortage in qualified welders. It’s real. So if you’re thinking about a career change or learning a new trade, reading  this article on welder shortages is worth your time.

Or, you may have a teenager in high school who  is thinking about a vocational career. As depicted in the article below, welding is not a bad way to go!

Since the end of the recession in 2009, skilled labor has been one of the highest occupations in demand. When Marco Rubio said, “we need more welders and less philosophers,” in recent debate, he wasn’t lying. In 1988, there were about 570,000 welders compared to the 360,000 in 2012. Considering the manufacturing industry and others alike have boomed in recent years, this certainly spells trouble. In fact, the American Welding Society estimates a 290,000 job deficit in welders by 2020.

This shortage of workers is primarily due to the large number of welders hitting retirement age. Since this career’s decrease in popularity from the 1980s, many have thought it to be a dead end job. Of course, this couldn’t be further from the truth in today’s economy. A welder may start with a basic knowledge making between $30-$40k a year. However, those that complete further training and gain experience in the field can increase their earnings tremendously. Some welders even earn upwards of $100,000 a year working on a pipeline or even welding underwater.

Written by:

Russell Walz, Staffing Integration Specialist & Consultant…

We have some great welding positions open. Call us ASAP! Mig, Tig and Fitter……

Contact us at Encore Pro Staffing! 


Written by R. Walz
Staffing Integration Specialist & Consultant

We have some great welding positions open, call us ASAP!

Mig, Tig and Fitter……

Contact us at Encore Pro Staffing! 



Encore Pro Staffing Tulsa OK

Encore Pro Staffing
4717 S. Mingo Road, Suite B
Tulsa, OK 74146
Office: (918) 576-6666