Construction Industry

HBA ‘Draft’ Boosts Local Workforce

HBA ‘Draft’ Boosts Local Workforce

What would happen if the home building industry recruited talent like the National Football League draft? Job opportunities to boost the construction industry workforce.

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Labor Shortages Still Hurting Affordability

Labor Shortages Still Hurting Affordability

Labor and subcontractor shortages remained widespread in July of 2019 and are continuing to impact the industry in a number of ways — including putting additional upward pressure on new home prices — according to a recent survey conducted by NAHB.

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Trump Spotlights Workforce Development

Trump Spotlights Workforce Development

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and four workers in the construction trades attended today’s White House event commemorating the first anniversary of President Trump’s executive order that established the National Council for the American Worker.

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Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

The Skilled Labor Fund awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 42 local HBA’s across the country to provide skills training to high school students.

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Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

The U.S. Department of Labor omitted the construction sector when it announced a proposed rule that would establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.

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Unfilled Construction Jobs at Post-Recession High

Unfilled Construction Jobs at Post-Recession High

The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to 404,000 in April, a post-Great Recession high, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

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CFPB Releases FAQs on Disclosure for Construction Loans

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CFPB Releases FAQs on Disclosure for Construction Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week published the first set of Frequently Asked Questions on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, or TRID Rule, as it applies to construction loans.

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Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall.

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HBA Funding Available to Support Construction Career Programs

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HBA Funding Available to Support Construction Career Programs

The National Housing Endowment (NHE) and the Skilled Labor Fund (SLF) launched two new grant programs to help HBAs attract the next generation of skilled workers. The Building Careers Program Grants and Career Connection Grant will support local workforce development efforts as the industry continues to address the skilled labor shortage.

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Local Outreach Key to Addressing Labor Shortage

Local Outreach Key to Addressing Labor Shortage

Labor shortages are the most widespread challenge builders expect to face in 2019, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index analysis. The building industry can inspire the next generation of construction workers by discussing jobs and careers paths in their local communities.

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