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Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s new free Construction Skills Bootcamp graduates students with a solid foundation of construction skills, exposure to different skilled trades, OSHA-10 certification, career support and networking, and a set of starter tools.

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Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Department of Labor Allows Employers to Weigh In on Family Leave

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will be hosting a national online dialogue to provide employers and employees with an innovative opportunity to offer their perspective as the department develops compliance assistance materials and outreach strategies related to the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 7, 2020 1 Comment
House Passes Anti-Business Labor Bill; Measure Likely to Die in the Senate

The House on Thursday passed legislation strongly opposed by NAHB that contains dozens of sweeping labor law revisions that would negatively affect the construction labor market at a time of critical skilled worker shortages.

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Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains High Despite Some Progress

Filed in Economics by on December 20, 2019 0 Comments
Number of Unfilled Construction Jobs Remains High Despite Some Progress

The estimated number of construction jobs open in October was 311,000, down from a September total of 327,000 and April’s post-Great Recession high of 434,000, according to the latest U.S. BLS JOLTS data.

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NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Membership by on May 21, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Podcast: Addressing the Challenges of the Labor Shortage

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, special guest Mark Pursell, CEO of the National Housing Endowment, discusses how the Endowment is helping to build the future of the residential construction trade through scholarships and training programs.

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Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 5, 2019 2 Comments
Nearly 24,000 Residential Construction Jobs Added in January

Last month, residential construction saw the greatest gain in employment since February 2018, following strong growth in December.

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Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

Has the Labor Shortage Reached ‘Crisis’ Status?

It’s been more than 10 years since there were this many unfilled construction jobs. And according to NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz, the labor situation is likely to worsen in the months ahead.

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Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 26, 2017 1 Comment
Senate Confirmation Ensures Full Slate at NLRB

The Senate late yesterday confirmed William Emanuel to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), giving the GOP a 3-2 majority on the five-member board.

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A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 18, 2017 2 Comments
A Temporary Band-aid On Labor Shortages

The portion of builders experiencing labor shortages rose again last month. While long-term workforce development initiatives are underway, many builders have the same question: How or where can we find more laborers now? A lesser-known program from the Department of Homeland security is one option that could help temporarily boost production.

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DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

DHS to Add 15,000 Additional H-2B Guest Worker Visas

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that it will allow an additional 15,000 H-2B temporary worker visas to be issued during this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30. The H-2B program allows employers to hire temporary foreign workers for seasonal, non-agricultural positions. In past years, roughly half of the visas have gone to landscaping businesses.

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