Thought I would pass on an employment agency that services the
trade nationwide. The name is the Christiansen Group. I know a
gentleman there, Victor Davis. You won’t find them a free
service by any means. However there exhaustive efforts for both
parties is unsurpassed.
They are tapped in to many circuits of our trade. They are
avidly promoting the testing of jewelers for the JA
certification program. I suggest you contact Mr. Davis to see if
he has people listed to qualify for your open positions. Their
phone # is 1-800-658-2400.
The jeweler position you have posted very nearly comprises the
skills of a master jeweler. My understanding of this level in
compensation starts at $18 per hour, more usually in the $20’s
up to $25 per hour. These figures are recent, and a national
average. Your locale could be unable to support average wages.
Custom specialists higher still.