AIREF Swings at Workforce Shortage with Golf Classic

AIREF Swings at Workforce Shortage with Golf Classic

The 2019 AIREF Golf Classic will direct all proceeds from its April 9 event into combatting the security industry’s skilled labor shortage. This tournament – the organization’s sole fundraising event – will be held at the Las Vegas National Golf Club, where industry figures will network and play guilt-free golf for a cause.


Over the past 15 years, the AIREF Golf Classic has raised funds for significant research and education initiatives. Continuing this mission in 2019, the tournament will support workforce development efforts to attract more qualified talent to our growing and evolving industry amidst a daunting workforce shortage.


“The skilled labor shortage is reaching epidemic proportions,” says Merlin Guilbeau, CEO of the Electronic Security Association. “For the first time, there are more job openings than there are eligible workers to fill them — and economists have us bracing for wage pressures to build with higher competition and inflation.”


It’s clear that 2019 won’t be any easier on the industry. If security professionals don’t do something impactful together — the long-term consequences will be devastating.


That is why this year the AIREF Golf Classic will funnel all proceeds to position the industry as one of choice for job seekers. This important initiative will impact the industry we all share and love for years to come.


For more information on AIREF, the tournament and how to support this initiative, visit


This event is made possible in part by the following sponsors:

Champion Sponsor
– Resideo


Masters Sponsor
– ISC West


Invitational Sponsors
– AlarmBiller, from Bold Group; Altronix; Potter Electric Signal; Security America Risk Purchasing Group


Tee Box Sponsors
–, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, California Alarm Association, NAPCO Security Technologies, OpenEye, Reitman Consulting Group, Security Solutions, SPP Advisors, Washington Alarm, Wisconsin ESA, Xfinity Home


Workforce Development Supporters
– MacGuard Security Advisors, USA Central Station