It's possible that at least one time, a person has had to have their household appliance fixed by a repairman. But as older service technicians retire from the business, there hasn't been young people to come in and fill the void.
Dennis Broughton, the President of Twin City Appliances currently has 12 service technicians on his staff. Broughton says out of those 12 people, only three are under the age of 30.
"We're just having a major shortage of people, everybody in this industry, all the larger service companies are just hurting for service techs," says Broughton.
Broughton says that with no local vo-tech schools offering training in the field, that it is becoming overlooked by many young people as a career choice.
"This is a little known tecnical field, that's kind of what this all amounts to, it's important for companies like mine who I want to continue on after I retire to have young people in here to go on with the business," said Broughton.
Broughton says that some of his service technicians can make upwards of 20 to 30 dollars an hour, based on their performance.
He's hoping to hire two new service technicians in the near future. Those who would like to inquire about the positions can contact Broughton at firstname.lastname@example.org