CNBC reports “Hiring in July was far better than expected, defying multiple other signs that the economic recovery is losing steam.” The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released data showing nonfarm payroll employment increased by 528,000 in July. Compared to the average monthly gain of 388,000/month over the previous four months, this is a big leap!
It’s a good time to be a copier technician, because tech skills are in very high demand. The need for qualified hybrid technicians has increased steadily over the past decade as the Copier Channel turned into a largely IT and networked technology business. While there are never enough top technicians to go around, this year the shortage is particularly acute. “Scarcity is making techs an increasingly valuable commodity,” said Paul Schwartz, president of Copier Careers.
In the Copier Channel, there is a shortage of qualified candidates for job opportunities across the board – tech, back office, sales and leadership. This is largely because of the explosive growth of the Copier Channel in the past decade, when the industry morphed from the copier business into a sophisticated business-solutions channel.