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Home Depot expands skilled trades initiative

Home Depot is expanding on The Home Depot Foundation's USD 50 million trades training commitment announced in 2018 with a new education and job placement program called Path to Pro. The program aims to address the skilled labor gap by educating more people in the skilled trades, connecting skilled tradespeople with jobs and careers, and generating interest in trade professions through educational campaigns. The retailer is investing in training from entry-level to advanced certifications.

The background is, that eighty-three percent of contractors still have trouble finding skilled workers, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Construction Index, and at any given time, there are about 300 000 skilled labor job openings.

| 8 December 2020 | 16:03


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