For instance, I work as a welder in the construction business and I mainly weld together steel rebar tie wire with loop ties everyday to help with foundations being built for new houses going up in my area.
During my high school years, it wasn’t easy to find work in any industry. We were in the middle of a financial recession and businesses were closing left and right. There simply wasn’t enough work for everyone who wanted it, so naturally I went to college knowing that life would be much harder for me if I did not put in the effort to get a degree. But even by the time I graduated from college, the job market hadn’t yet transitioned into what it is today. Jobs were extremely competitive and there was a huge battle to get your resume to stand above the endless sea of countless others vying for the same position. Now there’s a labor shortage because there are more jobs than there are people willing to fill them, in part fueled by massive growth and increased wages. Minimum wage desperately needed to increase at the behest of so many suffering to make ends meet, but the increase also fueled inflationary effects that are affecting so many right now. For instance, I work as a welder in the construction business and I mainly weld together steel rebar tie wire with loop ties everyday to help with foundations being built for new houses going up in my area. Unfortunately, many of these homes are not sold yet and some are wondering if they will ever get sold or if the market will collapse before we get to that point. The uncertainty in the real estate market is making it hard to predict anything with certainty, but at least my job welding steel rebar tie wire is probably going to stay consistent, even if I have to move over towards government and public work like bridge building. It might be more stressful, but at least there is job security.