I have a friend with a burglar alarm business, installation and
monitoring, homes and commerical property (no autos).
He needs more installers and repairmen. (Mostly installation but
sometimes switches fail.) Any ideas on where he can get them?
He can't find them.
He advertises in the newspaper or on the web, and 4 people will call.
Only one will show up for the interview, and he won't be qualified.
Most high school grads don't know anything about electricity, and he'd
like them to at least know Ohm's law. Trade schools around here won't
let him, or others like him put up anything on the bulletin board.
Even nationally advertised companies are turned down.
He pays pretty darn well. For those with experience, I think it is
over 50G. Isn't that still a lot? (I don't know how much over 50.)
And he's not so small. Between 600 and 1000 customers for whom he
installed the equipment and does the monitoring, and has contracts for
some national name brand chains to do repair work at any of their
stores within say 100 miles of here.