A new website, HireWelders.com was launched to give a boost to the welding industry by helping to ease the difficulty in finding qualified welders. The site offers those seeking welders, welding jobs, welding education, or welding students a single place to find what they need.
"With the shortage of skilled welders, the welding community needs a site like this to bring everyone together," states site developer and hobby welder, Shane Turner. According to American Welding Society (AWS) statistics, there will be a projected shortfall of skilled welders in the U.S. of more than 200,000 by the year 2010.
"Companies seeking welders will be pleasantly surprised by the tools that they have in this site. They were developed in direct conversation with people in the welding industry, and that's what makes HireWelders.com a welding job site instead of a job site with welding openings," Turner states.
The site offers a free venue for educators to share information about their programs as well as an interactive map where visitors can find welding programs around the world. Welding educators are invited to submit information regarding their school including program descriptions, courses offered, photos, videos, etc. to the site.