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Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 7, 2017 0 Comments
Congress Urged to Extend Legal Status of Foreign-Born Construction Workers

NAHB and allied groups have sent a joint letter to bipartisan congressional leaders urging them to extend the Temporary Protected Status designations for El Salvador, Haiti and Honduras to help alleviate the severe labor shortage in the construction industry.

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Iowa HBAs Celebrate the Trades with ‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 27, 2017 1 Comment
Iowa HBAs Celebrate the Trades with ‘Dirty Jobs’ Star Mike Rowe

The event aligned perfectly with October’s Careers in Construction Month and the pressing need in Iowa and nationally for skilled labor in the home building trades, including inspiring a pathway for students and beyond.

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Spotlight on Construction Trades: Painting and Masonry

Spotlight on Construction Trades: Painting and Masonry

This week’s focus on Careers in Construction Month explores two more rewarding job opportunities in home building: the painting and masonry trades.

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Upcoming Webinar Helps Members Understand Guest Worker Program

Filed in Education, Labor, Safety and Health, Membership by on August 25, 2017 2 Comments
Upcoming Webinar Helps Members Understand Guest Worker Program

On Wednesday, Sept. 6, NAHB members struggling to find workers locally during their busy season can learn how to access temporary foreign labor through the H-2B visa program.

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Builders Report Labor Shortages on the Rise

Builders Report Labor Shortages on the Rise

Labor and subcontractor shortages have become even more widespread in July of 2017 than they were in June of 2016, according to single-family builders responding to special questions on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey.

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Top Concern for Builders Remains Unchanged in 2017

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on January 26, 2017 13 Comments
Top Concern for Builders Remains Unchanged in 2017

More than four out of five builders expect to face serious challenges regarding the cost and availability of labor in 2017, according to a recent survey of members that ran in the monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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4 Steps to Ensure Your Firm’s Labor Needs are Met

4 Steps to Ensure Your Firm’s Labor Needs are Met

Many markets across the nation are grappling with chronic labor shortages. At an International Builders’ Show seminar in Orlando earlier this month, Brian Hall, vice president of construction at Charlotte, N.C.-based Classica Homes, outlined four steps his firm has taken to ensure it is the “builder of choice” in its local market.

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Florida Lawmaker Hears of Labor Shortages

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 10, 2016 1 Comment
Florida Lawmaker Hears of Labor Shortages

As part of Bringing Housing Home™, members of the Gold Coast Builders Association held a productive meeting with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) this week.

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Builders Cite Their Top Challenges in 2016

Filed in Home Building, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 12, 2016 9 Comments
Builders Cite Their Top Challenges in 2016

Topping the list of problems builders faced in 2015 and expect to face in 2016 is the cost/availability of labor, according to a recent survey that NAHB conducted of our members. As NAHB economist Ashok Chaluvadi reported in a recent Eye on Housing blog post, 76% or builders expect this to be a major issue in 2016.

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Builders Report Growing Labor Shortage Concerns

Builders Report Growing Labor Shortage Concerns

In June, NAHB surveyed single-family builders on the availability of labor and subcontractors for various trades, any change in the cost of labor and subcontractors, and the impact of labor shortages on their business. And, while labor shortages were already quite widespread in mid-2014, the survey revealed that “for every trade covered in the survey, shortages were more widespread in 2015 than in 2014.”

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