Have you observed signs all over your hometowns saying “help wanted” or “now hiring”? If not, I guess your city is in the minority.
One place I have learned that is desperate for skilled work are the heating and cooling companies in my city.
The two of us use the air conditioning nearly all year, or at least for the vast majority of the year, because both of us live in the southeastern portion of the country where it is tepid and humid most of the time. That means, I am sure, the air conditioning companies stay rather busy. Not only that, they also need to hire people who absolutely know exactly what they are doing. If you are the A/C woman who comes out to somebody’s house, if it takes you forever to service the problem, you are going to lose money because a better air conditioning serviceman could have done more than one task in the time it took her to do one. It’s not just the heating, ventilation, and A/C companies that need skilled labor, however just about any dealer that needs a tradesperson or a lady who can go beyond just moderate high school skills is now looking for qualified help. Not only that, just about everyone is hiring around here, and 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 air conditioning, I would absolutely want to go to work for a heating and cooling dealer in my area. I am sure that the heating, ventilation, and A/C servicemen get treated well and fairly around here, however they do have to work hard. I often wish that I would have learned a skill about heating, ventilation, and A/C when I was younger instead of getting an English degree, which is essentially useless.