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Sherwin-Williams Launches Workforce Initiative

Monday, October 15, 2018

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Late last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the launch of a “multi-tiered initiative aimed at easing the shortage of qualified professional painters.”

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Late last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the launch of a “multitiered initiative aimed at easing the shortage of qualified professional painters.”

“The concern we’ve been hearing from many of our partners is real,” said Jeff Winter, vice president of marketing at Sherwin-Williams.

“The data shows that fewer people are choosing to become professional painters, and the problem is likely to get worse unless we act now. This is just one way we will continue to work with our professional painting partners to ensure they can grow their businesses profitably.”

Sherwin says that the initiative will focus on three areas: career advocacy, education and recruitment.

  • Career Advocacy—The Sherwin-Williams’ “Paint Your Path” program will educate job-seekers on the painting industry and highlight the benefits of a painting career.
  • Painter Training— As part of Paint Your Path, Sherwin-Williams is developing a wide array of online courses to help new painters strengthen their professional painting skills. The online learning portal keeps track of completed courses and provides resources to reinforce the skills learned.
  • Recruitment— Sherwin-Williams will also be providing employers with materials and instruction along with a human resources toolkit to help make recruiting efforts more successful and less stressful.

“By attacking the problem on these three fronts, Sherwin-Williams hopes to be a part of the solution and help our partners continue providing excellent painting services to customers while strengthening their businesses,” said Winter.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; Sherwin-Williams

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