There’s no doubt 2017 was a big year for smart home tech. Amazon Echos had a hugely successful holiday season, the amount of devices and appliances becoming “smart” skyrocketed, and the biggest population of home buyers — millennials — also proved themselves to be the biggest adopters of smart home tech. This could be because,…

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Even PBS NewsHour is talking about the labor shortage in skilled trades like HVAC/R. The shortage has been an ever-growing problem for contractors and technical colleges alike and is starting to get more mainstream news coverage, with articles on the subject published by The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Forbes, to name a few.…

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It’s no secret that skilled trade industries, including HVAC/R, are experiencing a serious labor shortage. With more and more qualified technicians nearing retirement and a much smaller amount of young people entering the industry, it’s more difficult than ever to find, hire, and keep good talent. HVAC recruiter Karen Schaper has developed twelve tips for…

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