“More and more Baby Boomers are saying goodbye to their jobs in construction, manufacturing and engineering, and companies are really feeling the crunch,” said Shelly Cole, human resources director of operations and engineering for Pella Corporation (Pella).

Pella, a leading window and door manufacturer, is highlighting the importance of skilled trades jobs by recognizing National Skilled Trades Day today, May 5, according to a release from Pella. Observed the first Wednesday in May, this day celebrates the crucial role skilled labor plays in the economy and in the job market, while also focusing on encouraging younger generations to explore career options in the skilled trades.

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