Why Is There an Increased Demand for Skilled Laborers in Phoenix?

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Are you looking for skilled labor work in the Phoenix area? You are in luck. There is an increased demand for skilled laborers in Phoenix1. And The Refrigeration School (RSI) is here to help train you to become an entry-level trade professional. So, what is skilled labor?

What is Skilled Labor?

Skilled labor is part of the workforce, requiring technical training, knowledge, and experience to perform complex mental and physical tasks. It is highly trained and educated. The skilled labor segment of the workforce includes trade professionals. The demand for trade professionals in Phoenix is growing. There is always a need for welders, electricians, and HVAC technicians. The Arizona Commerce Authority estimates an increase of 30 percent1 in the demand for construction workers by 2030.

Why Is There an Increased Demand for Skilled Laborers in Phoenix?

Trade professionals and skilled laborers are in demand in Phoenix1. Some of the reasons for this increased demand include:


Many baby boomers are exiting the workforce, leaving a void. To satisfy the demand for skilled laborers in Phoenix, many more trade professionals are needed. RSI is working to help fill that gap.

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Construction Boom

Phoenix is growing, and there is a strong demand for commercial space. Plus, Phoenix is the top growth market in the U.S. for manufacturing construction2. In early 2024, 14 principal manufacturing announcements were made in the Phoenix metro area. This may be due to the federal funding offered by the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act3.

Population Increase

Another reason for the increased demand for skilled labor in Phoenix is to satisfy the consumer appetite of an increasing population. The population in Phoenix grew 4 percent4 between 2020 and 2023. More residents mean more housing and commercial businesses and the need to fill these occupations. That increases the demand for welders, electricians, and HVAC technicians.

How Do I Become a Trade Professional?

A great way to become a trade professional is to graduate from RSI at our Phoenix campus. We offer welding, electrician, and HVAC technician programs to prepare you for entry-level skilled laborer roles. We want to give you the freedom to forge your future.

Want To Learn More?

If you want to learn more about our trade programs, we can equip you with the necessary skills and expertise to start your new trade career in months rather than years. Call us today at (602) 607-0024 to learn more about our trade programs.

  1. https://news.azpm.org/p/news-topical-biz/2023/1/29/214683-building-the-future-trade-occupations-encouraged-as-demand-for-skilled-labor-grows/
  2. https://www.constructiondive.com/news/phoenix-manufacturing-construction/704910/
  3. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/08/09/fact-sheet-chips-and-science-act-will-lower-costs-create-jobs-strengthen-supply-chains-and-counter-china/
  4. https://www.axios.com/local/phoenix/2024/03/14/population-growth-census-2020-2023