Tag: labor shortage

Labor Shortages Remain Top Concern for Builders

Filed in Economics by on February 20, 2020 8 Comments
Labor Shortages Remain Top Concern for Builders

More than four out of five builders – 85% – expect to face serious challenges regarding the cost and availability of labor this year, according to a recent survey of NAHB members.

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Administration Approves 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas

Filed in Labor by on May 6, 2019 0 Comments
Administration Approves 30,000 Additional H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will issue an additional 30,000 H-2B guest worker visas for fiscal year 2019, which ends Sept. 30. This will be in addition to the annual allotment of 66,000 visas, all of which have already been claimed this year.

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Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Filed in Labor, Legal by on February 25, 2019 1 Comment
Caps Reached for H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

Home builders seeking to access the H-2B temporary worker program to ease labor shortages will find that all available visas have been allocated for the current fiscal year. No new applications will be accepted for employment start dates before Oct. 1, 2019.

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NAHB Professional Women in Building Week Focuses on Diversifying Labor Force

Filed in Committees and Councils, Workforce Development by on September 17, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Professional Women in Building Week Focuses on Diversifying Labor Force

As NAHB celebrates its annual Professional Women in Building Week, we’re focused on how the industry can diversify its workforce to address the labor shortage issue.

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HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

Filed in Workforce Development by on March 9, 2018 7 Comments
HBI Receives $50 Million Grant to Train 20,000 Skilled Workers

The Home Depot Foundation announced yesterday a $50 million commitment to partner with HBI to train 20,000 new skilled workers over the next 10 years.

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Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on February 28, 2018 0 Comments
Local Partnership Gives Second Chance to Inmates Re-Entering the Workforce

The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is working with local industry partners to teach inmates the skills they need to start a career in the construction industry.

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