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Jobsite Safety ... Last?

Jobsite safety should be job one, but its status as a top priority seems to be slipping in deference to labor shortages and production demands, putting workers (and home builders) at increased risk



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Human Resources

How to Scale Hiring and Create a More Diverse Workforce in Construction

Follow these tips to increase the pace of hiring construction talent while improving diversity, increasing efficiency, achieving more objective hiring decisions, and reducing employee turnover

NAHB

NAHB Adds Three Additional Trade Careers to Its Promotional Video Series

NAHB's promotional trade videos now include information on drywall installation, welding, and building systems technician careers

Labor + Trade Relations

Wages for Residential Construction Workers Post Consecutive Gains

Hourly residential building worker wages rose again in May after steady increases at the start of 2022, but will higher pay be enough to attract the next generation of skilled laborers?

Labor + Trade Relations

Construction Job Openings Dropped From Peak Highs in May

The construction labor market appears to have hit its peak as economic activity slows nationwide in response to tighter financial conditions

NAHB

2024 International Energy Conservation Code Will Use a New Development Process

NAHB Policy Briefing: New procedure for developing the 2024 IECC; construction job openings, hiring, and layoffs data

Labor + Trade Relations

When It Comes to Retaining Skilled Labor, Employee Engagement Is Key

Builders and contractors are searching for effective ways not only to recruit, but also to retain skilled laborers through employee engagement and training 

Education + Training

Taylor Morrison Launches Superintendent Training Program

The six-week pilot program seeks to chip away at a persisting labor shortage by educating and recruiting the next generation of construction managers 

Labor + Trade Relations

Nonfarm Payroll Employment Is on the Rise Post-Pandemic

Total employment increased in over half of the country in May as the economy makes a strong post-pandemic recovery

Education + Training

A Growing Number of High Schools Introduce Trade Skills Curriculum

Over 100 high schools across the U.S. are embracing HBI resources to educate and train the next generation of skilled laborers 

NAHB

Shop Class Resurgence: Can It Help Resolve the Skilled Labor Shortage?

Vocational programs play an integral role in workforce development, especially as more high school students consider careers in the skilled trades

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