Have you observed signs all over your hometown saying Help Wanted or Now Hiring? If not, I guess your village is in the minority! One field I have discovered which is desperate for skilled labor is the heating/cooling industry in my city.
We both use the A/C nearly all year, or at least for the vast majority of the year, because the two of us live in the southeastern portion of the country where it is hot plus humid most of the time.
That means that the A/C companies stay rather busy, and not only that, they also need to employ people who genuinely know what they are doing. If you are the A/C guy who comes out to somebody’s house, if it takes you forever to repair the problem, you are going to have lost income because a better A/C business could have done two jobs in the time it took him to do just one. It’s not just the heating and A/C companies that need skilled labor either, just about any business that needs a tradesperson or a person who can go beyond just ordinary high school skills is now looking for qualified help. Not only that, just about everyone is hiring around here. Everything from sandwich artists at the local sub shops to executive directors of associations all need help. If I knew how to install or service A/C, I would legitimately want to go to work for a heating plus cooling business in my area. I am sure that the heating and A/C businesses get treated well and fairly around here, but of course they do have to work hard. I often wish that I would have l acquired a skill like heating and A/C when I was younger instead of getting an English degree, which is essentially useless.