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Handybook Introduces Real-Time Instant booking app to Plumbing.

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Handybook, the real time instant booking app and website for booking handymen and household services, today announced the availability of simple real-time plumber booking to New York City residents. In less time than it takes to order a pizza, New Yorkers can search, find and book an appointment with a local plumber based on their availability and location.

Handybook makes booking an appointment to fix a broken pipe or toilet as easy as ordering shoes from Amazon or a pizza from Papa Johns. Because each plumber is pre-approved and guaranteed to show up on time, Handybook can offer hassle-free service to New Yorkers. Plus, with Handybook's new mobile app, New Yorkers can book reliable service providers from their mobile device in less than 90 seconds, while on the go.

America Needs Skilled Tradesmen

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- America has a shortage of professional tradesmen. According to ManpowerGroup's 2012 report, our nation's number one category of the hardest jobs to fill is that of skilled tradesmen. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that more than one third of skilled tradesmen are over the age of 50. In fact, for every three tradesmen who retire, there's only one skilled person trained to perform the work. These trends could mean trouble for a rebounding America.

Plumbers in Los Angeles Needed to Fill Labor Demand Says CNBC

Plumbers Needed in Los Angeles (CNBC)

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 -- Despite the fact that every graph depicting our nation’s financial system looks like a black diamond ski slope, the truth is that certain jobs do need filling- especially in densely populated regions like Southern California. recently published an article highlighting a few of these jobs that employers just can’t seem to fill. In addition to professions like nursing, accounting, and truck driving, plumbing was listed as one of the major jobs that the labor market is having trouble with. Companies like Expert One Plumbing that employ plumbers in Los Angeles have begun recruiting talent from outside areas to fill demand.

Say it with us: Hooray for Plumbers!

Duluth Trading Company Hug a Plumber

BELLEVILLE, Wis., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thankful for plumber ingenuity and for making its Longtail T® famous, national multi-channel retailer Duluth Trading Company is saluting plumbers in honor of National Plumber's Day on April 25.  Duluth Trading, whose Longtail T® is three inches longer than an ordinary T-shirt and stays tucked in "back there" when you bend or crouch, is helping folks spread some serious plumber love on April 25 with some activities to honor these unsung heroes.

To help celebrate plumbers, Duluth Trading Company offers some tips for Celebrating National Plumber's Day on its website:

1) share an easy, four step plumber-hugging video that'll help folks thank the plumber in their life properly ... without getting all touchy-feely, that is; 2) impress your plumber by perusing Duluth Trading's Plumbing Timeline and you'll gain intimate knowledge about how your "water closet" came to be; 3) baffle plumbing-know-it-alls by unearthing the intrigue of Thomas Crapper (yes, that's his real name).

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