Family-Owned Valley Company Sees Demand For Skilled Trades


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(PHOENIX)– As more Baby Boomers retire, the need for skilled workers grows. Nearly impossible to outsource, the skilled trades sector offers strong opportunities for people just starting out and experienced workers looking for new careers.

Consider these numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

 

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

HVAC (heating, a/c, and refrigeration)

   All occupations

2018 Median Pay

 

 $53,910

   $47,610

  $38,640

Employment change 2016 -2026

 

  +16 percent

  +15 percent

  +7.4 percent

              

Starting wages at family-owned Donley Service Center average $15 to $18 per hour with experienced employees making $25 to $30 per hour. Salaries for master plumbers and technicians top $100,000 annually.

Donley interviews and hires year round for the right people who meet the company’s core values. The business has dedicated one-fourth of its space to serve as a training center where candidates with no experience, but the right attitude receive instruction.

About Donley Service Center

Since 1976, Jim and Mike Donley and their employees have been providing honest, caring service to Arizonans. Family-owned Donley Service Center has twice been honored with the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award. Donley technicians receive ongoing training to provide the most comprehensive service for air conditioning, plumbing, heating, sewer repair, maintenance management and solar hot water.  www.donleyservice.com

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