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Philadelphia, PA, -- Recent forecasts suggest that manufacturing construction spending will experience a severe decline over the next two years before staging a comeback in 2012. To those in the industrial construction sector, specifically the welding and metalworking trades, the news is bleak. Already limited employment opportunities in the industrial skilled trades will become even more scarce as spending is forecast to drop by over 41% in 2010, and another 12% in 2011. In order to help welding tradesman, Stickweld.com has implemented a free welding jobs forum

Seeking to fill an underserved need brought about by job losses due to the current the recession, Stickweld.com has added a welding forum that includes targeted sections devoted to welding jobs and employment. This new forum is intended to aid professional welders, job recruiters, job seekers, and others interested in welding and the metalworking trades. One of the primary goals is to help people in the welding and metalworking trades find employment during these difficult times.

The welding jobs section has two parts. The first is a continuously updated list of currently available welding jobs throughout the United States. The second is an employment section where anyone seeking employment can post their resume or contact details, thus increasing visibility to potential recruiters and employers.

The forum also has a welding classifieds section. The purpose of this is to provided a marketplace that allows users to buy and sell welders, welding equipment, metalworking and metal fabrication equipment, surplus parts, and repair parts for obsolete equipment. Posting classified ads in this section is completely free and only requires registration.

When asked about the benefits, website owner J.R.Thompson said,"By leveraging Stickweld.com's unique market niche, classified ads posted here will provide more focused targeting towards interested buyers and sellers than mainstream classifieds sites could provide. Visitors to the site are looking specifically for welding employment and equipment unlike the larger more mainstream classifieds sites such as Craigslist. Since posting ads is free, it's also easy to see the advantages versus a larger online auction site that requires payment."

In addition to the aforementioned sections, there are also specific sections devoted to each of the major welding manufacturers, along with general welding information sections where users can ask questions and receive helpful replies from a wide variety of knowledgeable users. In true community fashion, all users are encouraged to ask and answer questions.

http://stickweld.com is a welding information website dedicated to providing information, education, and a welding products and jobs marketplace to those interested in the welding and metalworking fields.


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