Workforce Development

The national unemployment rate remains close to 5.0%, indicating a shrinking of available workforce. NARI is conscious of the struggles by professional remodelers to find skilled workers. NARI will work with Congress, the U.S. Department of Labor, and other agencies to increase the pool of skilled workers available to the remodeling community.  NARI supports increased training opportunities that will lead to greater access to skilled labor, without discrimination based on labor affiliation.  In addition, NARI supports efforts to integrate Career and Technical Education back into High School curriculums across the country.  Students today must be made aware of the option of a career in the Trades. In addition to working with government entities, NARI will continue to participate in Workforce Development Coalitions with other industry partners to help bring attention to this problem as well as work on solutions. Learn more about this study here. 


Here are some links to others involved in Workforce Development:

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The links below are to documents that may be of interest.

Related Documents

  • ZIP Document  NARI Workforce Development PPT
    NARI’s commitment to supporting efforts both locally and nationally for workforce development is unwavering. This PowerPoint walks audiences through the current state of the industry, NARI’s workforce development study and what NARI is doing to effect change.

Other Related Links

This is a blog post from Mittie Cannon of Robins & Morton, a large commercial builder and engineering company.  Mittie touches on one of the key points we discussed at our summit, needing parent buy-in to get children interested in construction. Click here to read

Skilled worker shortage looms

America's Skilled Trades Dilemma