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The latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows about 380,000 unfilled jobs in the construction industry. Those unfilled jobs represent a tangible barrier to housing production and housing affordability. They also represent an opportunity to connect young people to great careers.

At jobsites across the U.S., home builders face delays and rising costs because they cannot find experienced building trade professionals for key parts of the building process. We must all commit to a collaborative effort and a wide range of potential solutions to address the housing industry’s labor gap and develop the workforce of the future.

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