Hiring Issues In The Signage Industry - And What To Do About It

As we begin to return to normalcy following the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are struggling to fill job openings. In March 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 8.1 million unfilled jobs in the US - the highest number of open positions since 2000. In a niche field like the sign industry, finding and training specialized employees is becoming an even more difficult challenge. 

How Hiring Challenges Affect Sign Businesses 

With time, unfilled positions in a sign business can become more than a nuisance - they can impact the success of your business by causing: 

  • Quality Issues: When your team is short-staffed or lacks experience, mistakes are more likely to happen, impacting the quality of your final product

  • Longer Lead Times:  If you have to correct mistakes or slow down your schedule to accommodate a smaller team, you’ll likely need to extend lead times 

  • Fewer Customer Touchpoints: If your sales team is spread too thin, they won’t be able to spend as much time building strong relationships with customers. 

  • Overworked employees: In many cases, current team members take on extra hours to cover a shortage. Over time, this can lead to burnout and employee attrition

Solving The Hiring Problem 

It’s not easy to attract, hire, and retain the right team given the current landscape - and luckily, you don’t have to. Direct Sign Wholesale is a reliable channel letter manufacturer and has full staffing capabilities. By partnering with Direct Sign Wholesale for your manufacturing needs, you’ll enjoy: 

Decreased Overhead Costs 

Manufacturing space, materials, and labor is costly, especially if you’re not running at full capacity. When you partner with Direct Sign Wholesale, you’ll pay one fixed cost. We cover the capital investment for manufacturing space, materials, and any issues that arise during the manufacturing process. 

High Quality Products 

We’ve specialized in manufacturing channel letters for close to two decades. We’ve perfected our process and materials, resulting in the highest-quality channel letters on the market. With Direct Sign Wholesale, you can expect consistent, high-standard signage, every time. 

Quick Lead Time 

When customers want a sign, they want it as soon as possible. Direct Sign Wholesale helps you exceed customer expectations by offering the fastest turn cycles in the industry. Instead of the typical 4-8 weeks, you can expect your product in as little as 2-3 weeks. 

Signs For Every Budget 

Every customer has a different vision and budget, which is why we offer three different product lines. Whether your customer is on a budget or wants the best of the best, you can deliver the perfect balance of luxury and affordability. 

More Time 

By taking manufacturing off your teams’ plate, your employees can spend more time meeting customers, landing sales, and building long-term relationships to help your business succeed. 


If you’re experiencing hiring issues, let Direct Sign Wholesale help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help save you time and money while boosting your business’ bottom line.