Celebrating the Essential Workers

National Tradesman Day is celebrated in the month of September each year to honor the men and women who work in the skilled trades. These workers are responsible for building and maintaining our infrastructure, from our homes and businesses to our roads and bridges. They also keep our power grids running, our water systems clean, and our cars and appliances repaired.

Tradesmen are essential workers who play a vital role in our economy. They are the backbone of our workforce, and their skills are in high demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in the skilled trades will grow faster than the average for all occupations over the next decade.

So, who are these essential workers? Tradesmen come from all walks of life, and they represent a wide variety of skills and trades. Some of the most common trades include:

  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC technicians
  • Painters
  • Mechanics
  • Welders
  • Roofers


These are just a few of the many trades that keep our country running. Tradesmen are the unsung heroes of our economy, and they deserve our thanks and appreciation.

Here are some additional reasons why tradesmen are important:

  • They create jobs and boost the economy.
  • They keep our infrastructure running smoothly.
  • They provide essential services that we rely on every day.
  • They are skilled and talented workers who are in high demand.
  • They are the backbone of our workforce and our economy.


Let’s take a moment this month to celebrate these essential workers. Thank them for their hard work and dedication and let them know how much we appreciate them.