Recently I spoke to a Seattle-area man who has been searching for a job for almost two years. Hearing about his struggle to find work in the environmental sector, I got to wondering: who is hiring these days? Where is the demand?
The answer, at least according to Tom Lynch, is locksmithing. The security market is expanding, and locksmiths—who offer a far wider range of services than I realized—have the potential to get a significant piece of that growing pie.
About Tom Lynch: Based in New York, Lynch is a Certified Registered Locksmith (CRL) with more than 25 years of experience. In addition to managing his own business, he is also an active leader in the industry: he founded the Society of Professional Locksmiths; created the first locksmith podcast, Lock Radio; and has contributed to several industry publications including The National Locksmith Magazine, The Locksmith Ledger, and Keynotes Magazine. Lynch is a veteran of the U.S. Navy (Submarine Service) and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Photo credit: courtesy of Tom Lynch.