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A Blue-Collar Job Is a Smart Investment

Trade jobs are in high demand, and now is a great time to get started!

College isn’t for everyone—and that’s OK! There are lots of blue-collar jobs that need to be filled, and vocational training is becoming more important than ever. Mike Rowe is famous for his explorations of blue-collar jobs, so we’ve gathered up some of his memorable quotes to help inspire you to go into a trade field.

  • “Happiness does not come from a job. It comes from knowing what you truly value, and behaving in a way that’s consistent with those beliefs.”

For many people, working a trade job is immensely satisfying. Seeing something you’ve created with your hands take shape can be very rewarding. It’s easy to see the change you’re making in someone’s life when you repair their electricity or build a home.

  • “We are lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist.”

The student loan crisis is real. Trade school is an affordable alternative to a university. Why start your career in massive debt when you can hit the ground running with a trade?

  • “Why worry about doing something you love? Figure out what the opportunity is. Find a thing, get good at it, learn to love it later.”

When you’re young, it can be overwhelming to try to pick a career that you’re going to feel good about. The opportunities available for blue-collar workers are many. As you refine your skill, often you’ll come to love what you’re doing. Don’t fret if you’ve just graduated high school and you don’t know what your life’s work should be yet. Look for a good opportunity and work on developing your abilities. You’ll develop a love for what you do as time goes on.

KB Staffing always has trade positions open. Whether you’re looking for part time, full time temp jobs, or temp-to-hire jobs, we can get you in the door with an excellent company. Stop by our office in Winter Haven, give us a call at 863-875-5721, or create an online account and apply online to get started.