Workforce Development

NAHB Leaders Celebrate All-Female Built Home in Utah

NAHB Leaders Celebrate All-Female Built Home in Utah

The Utah chapter of NAHB’s Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council welcomed NAHB leadership to a special June 4 ceremony celebrating “The House That SHE Built” during the Utah Valley HBA’s annual Parade of Homes event.

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Median Age of Construction Worker In Line with National Average

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Median Age of Construction Worker In Line with National Average

According to NAHB analysis of the most recent 2019 American Community Survey data, the median age of a construction worker is 41 — the same as the national average.

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Iowa Careers Event Builds Excitement for the Skilled Trades

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Iowa Careers Event Builds Excitement for the Skilled Trades

Students in Iowa recently participated in Build My Future, a construction career day and industry showcase. The event, hosted by Iowa Skilled Trades, included more than 65 hands-on demonstrations. Students from more than 75 schools in the state were invited to participate.

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Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

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Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session, including the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed, the fate of the filibuster, immigration and a possible expansion of the Supreme Court.

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Bringing Housing Home: Rising Lumber Prices Tops the Agenda

Bringing Housing Home: Rising Lumber Prices Tops the Agenda

Bringing Housing Home®, the premier grassroots event of the year, will take place during the week of May 3. Every NAHB member is encouraged to meet with U.S. representatives and senators in their home districts.

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Biden Administration Approves 22,000 Additional H-2B Visas

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Biden Administration Approves 22,000 Additional H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will issue an additional 22,000 H-2B guest worker visas over the coming months. Of these additional visas, 6,000 will be reserved for workers from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

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NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke and First Vice Chairman Jerry Konter recently conducted virtual and in-person meetings with congressional leaders to urge them to keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

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House-Passed Bill Would Provide Permanent Legal Status to 100K Construction Workers

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House-Passed Bill Would Provide Permanent Legal Status to 100K Construction Workers

The House on March 18 approved legislation that would provide permanent legal status to more than 100,000 workers in the construction industry holding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Top IBSx Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Recipients

Top IBSx Takeaways from Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Recipients

After a successful 2020 pilot program, 2021 brought even more young professionals to the building industry’s premier conference via the Sustainability & Green Building Scholarship Program for IBS. Despite not being able to meet in person, this year’s green building IBSx scholarship recipients had the unique opportunity to meet NAHB members in an intimate setting through Zoom to discuss green building topics based on interest.

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Upcoming Webinars Celebrate Women in Building, Diversifying the Industry

Upcoming Webinars Celebrate Women in Building, Diversifying the Industry

To celebrate Women’s History Month in March, NAHB’s Workforce Development team and the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council are hosting webinars on March 25 and 31 to showcase the work women are doing in the field and the efforts being done to increase their numbers.

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