The New Labor Reality

July 27, 2016

Nick Novak

Merit Shop Contractor

Jim Conard of Northern Electric was interviewed by the Merit Shop Contractor Magazine and here is a quote from the atricle:

“Every company is different, but we find it is
easiest to reach out to the younger generation
with our younger employees. We need
someone who can explain to these highschool-
aged individuals the kind of career
that can be had in construction. It is more
brains than brawn today, in many cases. I
have guys who, at age 35, do not lift up a
tool anymore. They sit behind a computer on
the jobsite. There is unfortunately an incorrect
perception out there, though. So, we
need to reach out to younger folks through
other younger folks and show them that opportunity
is out there.”

Link to ABC of Wisconsin »

NEI Interview with Merit Shop Contractor »