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Labor + Trade Relations

Construction Companies Will Need 430,000 More Workers

In January 2021, average hourly earnings of construction employees reached their highest level ever, $32.11, and average weekly hours worked rose to their highest level since 2019's third quarter.

Government + Policy

Proposed Immigration Legislation Would Benefit 100,000 Construction Workers

The Dream and Promise Act of 2021 successfully passed through the House on March 18, bringing more than 100,000 construction workers closer to rece

Construction

Home Building Trades Most Reliant on Foreign-Born Workforce

Foreign-born construction workers account for 24% of the overall construction workforce, but that share nearly doubles in California and Texas.

Construction

More Construction Job Openings in January Since Fall 2019

January construction job openings reached a new high while hiring rates actually dipped.

Women in Construction

Taylor Morrison Spotlights Outstanding Female Employees for Women in Construction Week

Women impact nearly every aspect of business at home builder giant Taylor Morrison, whether it be on the jobsite or in the boardroom.

Construction

Number of Immigrant Construction Workers Increases While Share Drops

Immigrant construction workers continue to make up a historic number of total construction workers, but the number of native-born construction work

Construction

Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Construction Labor

Senior Editor Mike Beirne talks to workforce development pros about how they overcome resistance from school guidance counselors and parents, and t

NAHB

Building the Pipeline for Next-Gen Skilled Labor

NAHB Housing Policy Briefing | How NAHB is working with the Home Builders Institute and the National Housing Endowment to introduce young workers to potential construction careers; top reasons why homebuyers are having trouble buying a home

Construction

Colorado Home Building Academy Hopes to Expand Nationally

One of the most pressing issues facing the industry today is the shortage of skilled labor.

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