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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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What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?

Filed in Economics by on April 21, 2017 1 Comment
What Draws Young Adults to the Construction Trades?

Most young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 say the two most important benefits of a career in the construction trades are good pay (80%) and learning useful skills (74%), according to a recent poll conducted by NAHB to determine how this age group feels about a career in the construction trades.

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Scholarships Support New Generation of Construction Management Faculty

Scholarships Support New Generation of Construction Management Faculty

The American Council for Construction Education provides two annual scholarships to support students who are interested in pursuing teaching opportunities in the field.

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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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Industry Coalition Launches Skilled Labor Fund

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 17, 2017 6 Comments
Industry Coalition Launches Skilled Labor Fund

The housing industry joined forces to address the lack of skilled labor entering residential construction with the creation of the Skilled Labor Fund.

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NAHB Applauds Labor Secretary Choice

Filed in Leadership by on December 9, 2016 1 Comment

NAHB Chair Ed Brady today applauded President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder to head the Department of Labor.

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Safety Violations Lead to Hefty Fines for Framing and Roofing Companies

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on November 30, 2016 1 Comment

Based on recent news releases pushed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), framing and roofing companies (especially those that have already been cited and/or fined) should be increasingly diligent about following safety and health regulations. OSHA’s enforcement of fall protection violations seems to have picked up at the recent renewal of its Region-Wide […]

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