Handyman jobs are skill-based jobs which includes carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and painting. These jobs require a basic skill set but we cannot turn a blind eye to their significance, we require a trained handyman to fix a leaky tap or a clogged drain or when we want a cupboard made but in spite of essentiality these jobs are considered menial by the society.
Society looks down upon handyman packages in Arlington as odd jobs. This is the story of all the jobs that involve manual labour, manual labour jobs whether it is the job of a sweeper or a hairdresser or a construction labourer or these handyman jobs they are considered sub-par and the people involved in these jobs are looked down upon. Since handyman jobs are considered menial, the people involved in these jobs are often paid less which aggravate the situation further and makes these jobs even less aspirational.
We are a very rich human resource country and our country is adding millions of people in the workforce every year but new jobs are not being created at the same pace and it has led to mass unemployment. The handyman job sector has the potential to employ a large chunk of people which will provide relief from the ever-growing unemployment in the country. But because of the low social status of these jobs people are often reluctant in pursuing these jobs as their profession and the lack of higher avenues for training and vocational courses is another major roadblock in the way.
If we want to become a developed society then we as the people of our country have to change our perception about manual labour and work towards making a society which treats every work as equal, in other words, dignity of labour. The perception change can be achieved by making handyman jobs more aspirational; this can be achieved in two ways, firstly, the government must introduce vocational courses and open higher avenues for skill training. Secondly, small vocational courses can be introduced at senior secondary level which will go a long way in promoting dignity of labour. There is a major need for increasing the aspirational value attached to these jobs if we want to solve this crisis of unemployment.