Tag: labor shortages

DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on January 18, 2019 1 Comment
DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that residents of the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and the Philippines will no longer be able to enter the U.S. on temporary work visas. The decision could affect builders who utilize H-2B programs, which give visas to seasonal workers in construction and other industries.

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Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 19, 2018 1 Comment
Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Last month, NAHBNow recounted the record share of single-family builders reporting shortages of labor and subcontractors based on a recent survey conducted by the association. View the three most widespread effects of the labor shortages.

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NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on July 19, 2018 3 Comments
NAHB, HBI Pledge to Train 50,000 Workers Over Next 5 Years

Attending a White House event on workforce development, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel pledged that NAHB will work with HBI to educate and train 50,000 new workers over the next five years for a career in the construction trades.

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DHS to Issue Additional 15,000 Guest Worker Visas

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on May 29, 2018 0 Comments
DHS to Issue Additional 15,000 Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on May 25 that it will issue an additional 15,000 H-2B guest worker visas for fiscal 2018, which ends on Sept. 30. This will be in addition to the 66,000 already offered this year.

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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 30 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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