IBS 2017 Master Session: Proactive Ideas for Solving the Labor Shortage Crisis

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In a recent article published by Fortune.com, the
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) estimated that there are
approximately 200,000 unfilled construction jobs in the U.S.—a jump of 81% in
the last two years. “The labor shortage is raising builders’ costs—and workers’
wages—and slowing down construction,” according to the article.1

We all know that the construction labor shortage is a
real issue, but what are the solutions? 

In the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) Master Session, “Labor Shortage: Proactive Ideas for
Solving Your Trade Gap,”
you will hear from forward-thinking
professionals who haven’t sat idly by, but instead have successfully taken this
issue head on. They will share the tactics used to solve their local short-term
gap, and how they even found a way to turn it into a competitive advantage. 

In this three-hour advanced session, you will:

  • Learn the steps other builders have taken to solve their immediate labor needs, and the actions that didn’t produce results.
  • Hear the success of a combined team effort to introduce 9,300 students to career opportunities in the building trades.
  • Recognize the specific steps the industry must take to address the trade shortage issue on a broader scale. 

How to Secure Your
Seat:

This Master Session will be held on Wednesday, January 11
from 8:00 – 11:00 am and is eligible for continuing education credits. To
register, you must have a full registration or one-day education registration
for Wednesday. General seating is first-come, first-served, but seats can be
reserved in advance for $25. Reserved seating can only be purchased during IBS
advanced registration online, not on site. Simply add this session to your Builders’
Show registration. 

Get details of all the Master Sessions offered at IBS
2017 here.

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Source: http://fortune.com/2016/09/06/housing-construction-worker-shortage/

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