Does ANYONE hire inexperienced welders?

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Can we get an update from the original poster what has happened in the last year? Personally I would say invest in your own machine, or get access to one ‘work hard and advertise’ (make things and show them off). I have found jobs are easier to get from asking people you know/even talking to those just meet at church or whatever, rather that applying to openings posted, and his training and personal projects could count as experience. Personally I wouldn’t lie but just try to build of that portfolio and get a introduction.
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Aug 23, 2019 Solution
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Hello all, I feel this is pointless and might be my last shot. I come from a single mom who didn't get and did an awesome job raising us kids alone, she never graduated or went to collage so this is important for me and her as well, Id be the first in my family. I have no grandparents aunts uncles my dads non exsistant for the last 14 years after my mother basically escaped with us kids in the dark one night and he is now in prison for god knows what for 20 years. She had good credit and just bought and paid off her new truck 6 years ago but then my dads bills came after her (because she showed the income)on taxes and they weren't divorced due to my dad refused to sign for years. well 10 years after they split they take all her money to pay his debts and she has no credit basically. I just turned 20, I graduated in may last year and I've been working at pizza shoppe since I was 14 regularly. Fresh out of school I applied for my loan to a welding trade school for 18 weeks and was denied due to I need a co signer. I got a prepaid secured credit card and brought myself from a 380 score to 695!!! I was so excited. I went to my bank, cap fed they don't do school loans and personally loan my moms car although its paid off and clean and pretty is 11 years old, 1 year too old for collateral. I got online, I applied again to sallie mae, I still need a co signer!! WTH??credit worthy according to Missouri welding tech is 650 score, I have average 695 and no bills other than car insurance and live with my mom!! I need help. I need a co signer I will cut off my right arm to show you Im worthy, or I need a grant, a scholarship, a loan. Its only 15,000 and im out in 18 weeks and ready for life. I feel I was born to be a welder, ive welded in school for 4 years and was top of my class, teacher sent me to comp where I won $1000 award credit, I have $900 in bank, I need 16,700 in total. Id be willing to sign a contract and work for any company out there for said amount of years at w
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Oct 2, 2018 Solution
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I don't have to tell myself California is top-tier, (even by international standards compared to the other 195 nations on earth). LOL! That's a really nice animated GIF clock you have there, LOLOLOLOzzzzzzz.LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLZZZzzzz!1!!!11!!

Here are some actual informative sites... However, these sites haven't been updated since we climbed to #4 in the WORLD earlier this year. They say that we are still only #5 economy in the world. Buuuut... I guess that's ok for being a state.

www.businessinsider.com/california-economy-ranks-5th-in-the-world-beating-the-uk-2018-5

www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/us/california-economy-growth.html

www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2004rank.html <---This one is PER CAPITA.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_between_U.S._states_and_countries_by_GDP_(nominal) <---This one is NOMINAL.
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Jul 23, 2018 Solution
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I'm getting my certifications through an A.S. program here in Northern California. I'll be done in spring 2019. I've spoken to a lot of people in the industry, and, yeah, there is a lot of work out there. Top two states are California, then Texas. Third is Ohio, then Pennsylvania, then Louisiana.

States with the most welding jobs:

#1 Cali = Blue (California has the first strongest economy in the U.S. states, and the 4th strongest in the world).
#2 Texas = Red
#3 Ohio = Purple, (pretty equal)
#4 Pennsylvania = Red
#5 Louisiana = Red

Top 5 wage paying states for welders:

#1 Hawaii = Blue
#2 Alaska = Red
#3 North Dakota = Red
#4 West Virginia = Purple
#5 Wyoming = Red

Blue states are #1 in both pay, and jobs. Go blue. (Plus... who the heck wants to live in North Dakota or Louisiana when you can live in California or Hawaii???

You can look it up for yourself too. 🙂
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Jun 26, 2018 Solution
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So anyone have any ideas of company’s who train in South Carolina area, I’m currently in California, but looking to move somewhere and that seems pretty nice, I’ve had a semester in high school like 2-3 years ago any ideas ? Thanks!
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Jun 18, 2018 Solution
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Hi im looking to go into the welding industry i have no experience or schooling i work very hard at anything i do. Do anybody know a company thats willing to train me how to weld long as i work for them i am willing to relocate if necessary
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Jun 16, 2018 Solution
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I think to many people spend alot of time and money aquiring certs & schooling. There are shops out there that teach in house. Real experience is important but to get it you have to start at the bottom. I have yet to see an ace x-ray welder right out if school. Its an art you acquire over time.
We have a large shortage of welders right now.if your not finding work you'll need to look in cities of industry. Red States!
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May 10, 2018 Solution
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I'm currently in school. I know Stick, flux, tig and mig in 4G postion but I don't graduate until December. By then I'll also have pipe under my belt. I was hoping you could give me more information on the company location. I'm looking to start working ASAP.
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May 10, 2018 Solution
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If you live in Austin Texas or close to dripping springs there is a fab factory just started there as a yard dog operating a crane they love to train ppl no experience or school go over there at the end of your shift and practice they will put you as a welder once you weld good company patriot erectors inc they have them in other places too
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im 8 years in, just hang on be strong i din get a job welding till two years after school my buddy got me an interview and i shined. Sometimes its who you know more then what. I suggest believe it or not call every business metal related in your city and you might just have a job tomorrow. grind hard on your first 5 years then let your experience do more work then your back, get two years in first job and jump if they aint paying get at least a dollar or two more and jump a year later after that if you aint getin paid what your worth. im 8 years in and im at 20$ an hour which when you get there it wasent why you joined i heard 40bucks an hour,lol got my ass but no regrets florida right to pimp state. Now im fabricating not just welding, big difference. i go weeks with out welding just tacking and fit up hope this helps. Also you dont want to back track but never burn bridges its nice to have that crap happens card.
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I'm in school currently at BRCC, I've only passed fillet 1f 2f 3f 4f ,,and 1g 2g 3g plate and 1g 2g pipe,,,I have a steady hand and would like to,do,some fabrication work for hood time and work ,,,I'm applying for pipe 2g 5g,6g in the spring next year,, I have no employment and willing to take a structure test outta state .,, I need someone to take me under their wings ,so i can further,my career,,
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Dec 14, 2017 Solution
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I really enjoy welding, all I have is about 1 year of experience in high school, and that was just the basics, I learned to weld oxy-acetylene, stick mig and tig, but I'm finding it hard to find anywhere that might even consider taking me, any thoughts suggestions?
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We always need experienced welders and beginning welders and multi-tasking workers that work hard. We are located in Philadelphia, PA, NY (Buffalo, Long Island), Maryland, and Virginia. Hotel is paid for and always close to job site. Email *********** if interested. Serious Inquiries Only Please.
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I agree with the comments about Tulsa Welding School. The recruiters make promises they don't even attempt to keep. Maybe the problem is only with the recruiters so you go into it expecting too much, but most of the students in my class (including me) were disappointed. All of the office people are TERRIBLE to talk to and act like all you are is an interruption to their day. The shop instructors are mostly helpful and will teach you as much as they can in the short time they have you (new instructor every three weeks) so you do learn to weld and you learn a little bit about layouts, blueprints, etc. but its pretty much just learning the most common weld tests you will take. Just don't expect any more than that.
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I am currently enrolled in a Combination Welding & Pipefitting program with 7 months left. I have to say this all was certainly helpful though a bit upsetting. I wonder if I'm looking at the same obstacles, I'll be sure to have some very pointed questions for my iinstructors as well as the main office. Good luck and stay sharp.
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Mar 9, 2014 Solution
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MOVE TO NORTH DAKOTA! 😄 Visit your local Boilermaker Union! Don't be afraid to get in with a Union. Once you join, you can leave, and always come back later on, or stay with them for a while. Point is, get your foot in the door. Either on Pipeline work or through the union to work with Pipefitters or Boilermakers. Recommend Boilermakers.
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I am a recent graduate from the Eastern Shore Community College in Virginia. I bust my ass for a year and a half have 8 certifications for different processes and positions and every time I apply for a job/career I get knocked down. It's very discouraging because I don't weld like a student out of college. Welders who see my work think that I been welding for years but that doesn't mean anything to these companies who continue to tell me that I need 4 to 5 years shipboard experience. When I attended school they was explaining how welders are in need but the instructor failed to say that you need at least 5 years experience. It really doesn't matter to them as long as they get their government grants and continue to collect their paycheck. It makes me so pissed because I'm very passionate about welding I want this to be my career but by the time a job do call I will be than lost my skill. With welding you can't just sit around because your skill will downgrade and than that means that you just wasted your time for nothing. All I do is fill out apps and do cold calls and that gets me no where just a few more grey strands of hair at the age of 33. When I wake up at 7:00AM I'm filling out apps and sending resumes off non stop all the way until 2:30AM 24/7. I would drive to these companies everyday but unfortunately there is a $17 toll to cross the Bay bridge which is ridiculous and if I do that 5 days a week that's a total of $85 not including gas. What is a brother to do?
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So what do we tell potential employers, do we say we have experience.the crazy thing is I on9w I can pass any mig, tig, fluxcore, or stick test, but everytime im honest and say I have no on the job experience I get treated like leapord.should I just lie.
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Maaaaaaan!!!! Quit calling yourself "unexperienced". The tone on it is just negative! If you went to school, you are not inexperienced. In my opinion (I own a welding/fabrication business) I would love to hire someone who took the time to go to school and knows the technical side. I can teach a toddler how to mig weld but I can't make him understand what size and strength of welding rod to use on a particular piece of metal.
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one of interviewed at Company not want to heard about school or Certificates but requires work experiences 3 yrs or more will hired welder. HR is Lady Can Be Make Easy Accept Me to take set up weld test( no exp or little work experiences) with have welder certificates,... If were that MAN of HR are big pain ass will not allowed to taking weld test; must have longer work experiences then will taking weld test!.I had experiences many cold-application asked "welder" since 3 years Graduated from training welder college for 2 half years! Think about it. I knew you are same as I have hard time to find job as same as in staffing temp service getting hard. Good luck!
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