President of Sanford Rose Associates® – Santee, John Malloy, Featured in the GoodCall, Want a High-Paying Job Without College? Improve Your Technical Skills

Plano, TX 7/27/2017

By Terri Williams

84 Lumber, a building supply chain with 250 stores, is searching for new manager trainees – and these individuals don’t need a college degree. The company has a “ladder of opportunity” that shows workers positions they can be promoted to – once they have the right skills. For example, an employee in manufacturing would go from a production manager trainee to a production manager to a general manager.

John Malloy of the AutoKineto Group sees apprenticeships and other types of on-the-job training as good for companies and workers, especially in light of a recent report revealing that the skills gap is costing U.S. companies almost $1 million annually. “The current job market demands people with skills that can be applied immediately,” Malloy tells GoodCall®. “Companies are not as prepared to train employees.”

Malloy explains that the level of loyalty to employees is declining, so companies are less likely to make long-term investments in them. It’s not clear if this is the cause or the effect of employees being more likely to job-hop – in fact, one quarter of the workforce plans to change jobs within the next few months.

Read more