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NAHB Members Actively Recruit the Next Generation

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NAHB Members Actively Recruit the Next Generation

HBAs and members are reaching out to their communities to spread the word about the good-paying jobs in the residential construction industry.

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Video: NAHB Chairman’s Update Previews IBS and Careers in Construction Month

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Video: NAHB Chairman’s Update Previews IBS and Careers in Construction Month

In the October Chairman’s Update video, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke discusses the upcoming 2022 International Builders’ Show in Orlando and Careers in Construction Month.

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Promote Careers in Construction with NAHB Resources

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Promote Careers in Construction with NAHB Resources

Each October NAHB celebrates Careers in Construction month to raise awareness of the opportunities available in the construction trades. NAHB has a variety of promotional materials available for members and HBAs.

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New Training Center Prepares Students For Skilled Trades

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on September 29, 2021 1 Comment
New Training Center Prepares Students For Skilled Trades

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) opened a new Orlando-based facility for training people for jobs in construction. The BuildStrong Academy of Orlando will train and place area students who want to pursue careers in the skilled trades for the building industry.

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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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