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Booming demand, scarce talent: Navigating the skilled cabling labor crisis

May 11, 2023



Demand for cabling work is booming. And you don’t want to miss opportunities to support cabling infrastructure projects. But the IT labor crisis has made it harder than ever to source qualified cabling talent.


In this on-demand webinar, unpack these challenges and uncover potential solutions. Get exclusive insights from Field Nation marketplace data and participate in live Q&A with experts from Field Nation and LMI, a top full-service electrical contractor and systems integrator with 50+ years of technical mastery.


  • Market dynamics fueling the surge in cabling demand
  • What is driving the labor crisis and how workforce preferences are changing in IT field service (including in skilled cabling)
  • How strategic service leaders can bridge the gap between supply and demand for skilled cabling talent

Watch the webinar on-demand

Meet the speakers

Wael Mohammed

EVP of Strategy, Field Nation


Wael Mohammed has been in the IT services industry for more than 27 years. He has held leadership roles in both startups and large enterprises, including SPS Commerce, IBM, and Target. Wael is currently the Executive Vice President of Product at Field Nation, and oversees product management, product design, and data science. He is a master in identifying product and market growth opportunities, taking new products to market, and maximizing product performance.

Thomas Edmondson

VP of Operations, Professional Services Group (PSG), LMI Systems, Inc.


Thomas Edmondson has been with LMI since 2006, starting as a project manager in the field and now managing a large team of project managers and project support personnel. Thomas has over 25 years of experience in the low-voltage industry, specializing in infrastructure cabling. Prior to LMI, Thomas worked for both T1 and Horizon Technology Group as a lead technician and project manager.

Michael Jolluck

National Account Manager, LMI Systems, Inc.


Michael Jolluck has over 10 years of experience in project management and field services for large national IT deployments. He also has a background in production management, property management, and trade shows. Michael is passionate about volunteering for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and has been involved in their Great Strides campaign for 30 years.


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