Plumbing, mechanical industries look to vets to close skills gap

11/20/2013 | Plumbing & Mechanical magazine

Skilled workers are hard to come by for businesses in the plumbing and mechanical industries, but recruiting veterans could help fill that gap, Kelly Faloon writes. Faloon points out veterans have the right skill sets for plumbing and mechanical jobs, and that programs such as IFA's VetFran program offer resources to help get vets into those jobs. "They've got all this leadership training, and they understand discipline and systems. They deserve the franchise opportunity," said Mary Kennedy Thompson, president of Mr. Rooter and former Marine Corps captain.

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