I just finished up in my welding/fabrication school here in southern California, looking for work has become very depressing. It seems to be the same story with a few others that I've read. Need to work to get experience, need experience to work. I've fired off applications to all the local unions I can think of, i've been scouring craigslist for past few weeks and on this website every couple hours. So far, no responses to my resume/applications. I am completely relocatable, to anywhere and I am a very hard & dedicated individual. I think I would be a great asset to any company, I just need the opportunity to prove it. So if anyone has any ideas for me or knows of anyone hiring welders in my area or out and willing to take a chance on a new comer from southern California please let me know. I don't have my own tools but for my trusty slag hammer/wirebrush/helmet/leathers/and angle grinder.
I have earned the following certifications in my year of schooling(5 days a week 6hours a day):
• AWS D1.1 3G/4G E7018 SMAW 1/8” - Unlimited
• AWS D1.2 1G ER4043 GTAW .060” – 1/4”
• AWS D1.1 1G ER70S-2 GTAW .060” – 1/4”
• AWS D1.1 3G/4G ER70S-6 GMAW 1/8” – 1”
• AWS D1.1 3G/4G NR211 FCAW 1/8” - Unlimited
• AWS D1.1 3G/4G NR232 FCAW 1/8” – Unlimited
• AWS D1.1 3G/4G ER71T-8 SSFC 1/8” – 1”
I will be going back to school on Monday to start getting used to 6G. I am currently on unemployment and was told that any company that hires me qualifies to have unemployment pay half my salary during my probationary period.