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Record Share of NAHB Members Report Labor Shortages

Filed in Economics, Workforce Development by on November 16, 2021 2 Comments
Record Share of NAHB Members Report Labor Shortages

Labor shortages, as reported by single-family builders and remodelers in NAHB’s latest surveys, have hit unprecedented highs since each of the surveys began and continue to exacerbate housing affordability challenges, along with lot shortages and heightened material costs.

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Podcast: Industry Leaders Tackle Supply Chain, Infrastructure Questions

Filed in Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on November 2, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: Industry Leaders Tackle Supply Chain, Infrastructure Questions

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin welcome special guest Trey Northrup, CEO of LIXIL Americas, to discuss supply chain issues, labor shortages, appliance demand, infrastructure and more.

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

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on March 18, 2021 1 Comment
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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Administration Approves 35,000 Additional H-2B Visas

Filed in Labor by on March 6, 2020 1 Comment
Administration Approves 35,000 Additional H-2B Visas

In a move that could help ease the chronic shortage of construction workers, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that it will issue an additional 35,000 H-2B guest worker visas for the summer season.

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Trump Spotlights Workforce Development

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on July 25, 2019 1 Comment
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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Unfilled Construction Jobs at Post-Recession High

Filed in Economics by on June 13, 2019 1 Comment
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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Builders Report Labor Shortages as Top Challenge in 2019

Filed in Economics by on March 22, 2019 29 Comments
Builders Report Labor Shortages as Top Challenge in 2019

More than four out of five builders expect to face serious challenges regarding the cost and availability of labor in 2019, according to a recent survey of members that ran in the monthly NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on March 14, 2019 3 Comments
Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Help Ease Labor Shortages

Reps. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) and Francis Rooney (R-Pa.) have introduced the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, legislation that would help alleviate the worker shortage in the construction industry.

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DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

Filed in Codes and Standards by on January 18, 2019 1 Comment
DHS Blocks Certain Foreign Nationals from H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that residents of the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and the Philippines will no longer be able to enter the U.S. on temporary work visas. The decision could affect builders who utilize H-2B programs, which give visas to seasonal workers in construction and other industries.

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Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Filed in Economics by on October 19, 2018 4 Comments
Labor Shortages are Raising Home Prices

Last month, NAHBNow recounted the record share of single-family builders reporting shortages of labor and subcontractors based on a recent survey conducted by the association. View the three most widespread effects of the labor shortages.

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