Recruit the Next Generation of Skilled Labor with NAHB Resources

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The start of a new year is a great opportunity to remind your local community about the rewarding career opportunities available in residential construction. The Careers in the Construction Trades section on provides detailed information on six popular residential construction trades: carpentry, electrical, HVACR, masonry, painting and plumbing. You can share trade-specific salary information and videos to showcase the different career paths available around the country. Plus, the Career in Construction Management page highlights the industry's management opportunities. In fact, U.S. News and World Report ranked construction managers #2 in Best Construction Jobs and #62 in The 100 Best Jobs in 2018. NAHB also continues to update its members-only Skilled Workforce Development Resources to help you recruit skilled labor and spread the word about the valuable careers available in residential construction. For example, NAHB economists provide annual state-specific salary updates for the top trades based on the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data also includes each state's projected demand for the trades over the next two years. HBAs and members can use this information about their local residential construction labor market to help recruit prospective employees.

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