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Learn about Connecting Gen Z with Trades & Manufacturing Careers: Trades Hub 2020 Recruiting Report

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Learn about Recruiting Gen Z from the Trades Hub!

The mission of the Trades Hub is to address the skilled labor shortage from all angles in our communities.

A key component of this mission is to connect the next generation with Trades & Manufacturing careers and pathways that are the right fit for them.

We conducted research to better understand exactly what Gen Z job seekers are looking for, how to reach them, and what friction points and misalignment exist between Gen Z and industry organizations, pathways, and leaders.

Attached here is the full Trades Hub 2020 Recruiting Report!

Access this report to:

  • Understand the different generations in the workforce
  • Understand what the skilled labor shortage is and where students/Gen Z come into play
  • Learn about gaps in understanding between Gen Z and employers, including:
    • What characteristics, skills, and other attributes would make an appealing hire?
    • Most important job characteristics
    • Least important job characteristics
  • How to keep Gen Z engaged: what important features are they looking for in a job compared to what employers are highlighting?
  • The importance of mentors with Gen Z in the workplace and how often Gen Zers want to meet with their manager
  • What specific elements you should include in job postings to catch Gen Z’s eye

  • And more!

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