It is no secret that one of the most important challenges facing the residential building industry over the years is the cost and availability of labor. The result is construction delays, and higher housing costs. To address this growing problem, the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and a coalition of building industry partners recently held a construction hiring event at Gallery Furniture Work Texas.
GHBA has joined Work Texas, Home Aid Houston’s Home Aid Works, Building Talent Foundation, Home Builders Institute, Habitat for Humanity and Houston Community College to host 25 employer companies looking for new employees. There are those who are eager to work and want to get training or certification. Ninety industry job seekers attended in person, registered as job seekers through the 265 GHBA pre-registration link, and were to fill more than 300 job vacancies.