Gary Tompkins
about 1 month ago
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Ive never had a problem getting work

I cant cry about work...I'm 60 and I have work since I was 13...and I never had a problem with getting a job. I've been an electrician CV fan and maintenance tech since I came out of the army in 82...and I've worked since then. I've lived all over PA and worked in PA Ohio Maryland Va WV NY and NJ. And nobody has ever said anything about my age once and Ivalwaysworked and made good money.

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Lawrence White

Thanks for sharing your career experience with us @Gary Tompkins . I believe your career choice has a lot to do with your job consistency. Electricians have always been in high demand and the employment outlook for employment opportunities is still thriving according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"Employment of electricians is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations." - US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quick question... what advice would you have for aspiring Electricians, career changers and/or members interested in exploring entry-level job opportunities within this industry?

Thanks in advance!!

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Sonya Lewis

That's Great Gary. I wish you Best in Your Employment ende9☺🙌🙏

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Shayna Resnick

People regardless of of age have trouble finding jobs

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Gina W

It's a little less difficult for men. A little less judgment for fading color of hair, and no job lapses due to childrearing and homemaking are just a couple reasons as to "why".

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Stephanie Davis

I have a lot going against me. I've been in my current field for way over 20 years so I'm salaried out for most places. I'm a black female. I'm 65. And I'm overweight. But I am not going to stop trying to find something new. I'm ready to get out of the field I'm in and start something fresh. My brain still functions and I am perfectly capable of learning new skills. So, I keep sending out applications. God will open the right door at the right time.

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Kathryn Lambiase Ondy

Well, my husband has been a union electrician for 35 years. Retired at 55. He has been looking for work for 3 months now. 45 applications, I call back from Home depot. They asked lots of questions about physical demands. Never heard back. My husband is a young vibrant 55 year old man. A lot of experience in construction, he a applied to all entry level jobs. Hasn't heard a thing. All these companies are crying that no one wants to work. Home depot, Lowes, etc. Ageism is alive and well down here in the south!

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Lakema Nixon

Well I collect disability but I try to apply to jobs and they all ask for a resume but I don’t have a resume because I never had job in my entire life. But I wanna work but now I’m not interested in getting a job because I don’t know how to do a resume and work force one lied they claim they help u do a resume but they told me to do it myself

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