Workforce Development

Good and Bad Housing Provisions in $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Plan

Good and Bad Housing Provisions in $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Plan

House Democrats are working to draft a $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan that includes onerous tax hikes of $2 trillion and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes that would harm housing affordability. This ambitious plan also contains several other elements of interest to the housing community.

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Number of Women in Construction Edges Higher

Number of Women in Construction Edges Higher

The number of women employed in the construction industry in the United States grew slightly in 2020, rising to around 1.17 million workers. The number reflects about 10.9% of the construction workforce, up from 10.3% in 2019, a recent analysis of labor force statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS) showed.

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Motivating the Next Generation of Home Builders

Motivating the Next Generation of Home Builders

Members of the NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council share what they are doing locally to help fill the labor gap, inspiring the next generation of home builders to join the field and conveying the benefits of the industry as a rewarding career and a viable alternative to a college degree and associated student debt.

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Podcast: NAHB Associate Member Inspires Women to Join the Trades

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Podcast: NAHB Associate Member Inspires Women to Join the Trades

NAHB members across the Federation are taking action to help address the chronic labor shortages facing the industry. In the latest episode of NAHB’s podcast, Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin talk with Associate member Mollie Elkman, president and owner of Group Two, about her new children’s book, “The House That SHE Built.”

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Successful Workplaces Prioritize Inclusivity Across Generations

Successful Workplaces Prioritize Inclusivity Across Generations

As we continue to celebrate NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week and the important contributions women in residential construction have on promoting, training, advancing and adding more women to the field, one NAHB member and PWB Council member recently discussed the importance of prioritizing an inclusive work environment that encompasses not only gender, but also generational, diversity.

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How Women Builders Are Shaping Their Own Paths in the Industry

How Women Builders Are Shaping Their Own Paths in the Industry

Women constitute only about 11% of the construction workforce in the United States, yet some female home builders are finding ways to make their mark on the industry in key specialty areas. Three female NAHB members share their stories for NAHB Professional Women in Building Week.

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Get Ready to Celebrate Women in Home Building Sept. 13-17

Get Ready to Celebrate Women in Home Building Sept. 13-17

Sept. 13-17, 2021, is Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, celebrating women in all facets of residential construction and working to encourage the next generation of women in our industry by raising awareness of the opportunities available in the field.

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Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Workforce Development

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Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Workforce Development

The U.S. Senate recently passed a resolution designating September as National Workforce Development Month. NAHB has a variety of tools and information to help promote the skilled trades year-round.

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Promote the Skilled Trades with New State-Specific Salary Data

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Promote the Skilled Trades with New State-Specific Salary Data

NAHB has updated its state-specific salary data for the most popular construction trades to help HBAs and members promote the value of pursuing a skilled trades career in their local areas.

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Connect with NAHB Student Chapters This Fall

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Connect with NAHB Student Chapters This Fall

As the new school year kicks off, HBAs and members are encouraged to reconnect with their affiliated Student Chapters or reach out to a new construction education program in their community.

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