As the National Association of Home Builders celebrates “Careers in Construction Month” in October, builders around the country are seeking skilled craftspeople to help them build the American Dream.

The overall trend for open construction jobs has been increasing since the end of the Great Recession. According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data and analysis by NAHB, there were 214,000 open construction sector jobs in July, which marks the second highest monthly count of open, unfilled jobs since May 2007.

“Residential construction offers a number of fulfilling career opportunities, from architects and engineers to carpenters, plumbers, electricians, painters and landscapers,” said Nat Hodgson, executive director of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, the local NAHB affiliate. “Our builders are telling us that access to skilled labor remains a top challenge.”

After many workers left the home building industry during the Great Recession to pursue employment in other sectors, not nearly enough of them have returned. This labor shortage can lead to delays in completing projects on time, which can increase the cost of building homes and make housing more expensive for consumers.

“As the housing industry continues to recover, we are focused on training more workers and leaders to fill these important roles,” Hodgson said.

NAHB’s educational partner, Home Builders Institute, is a national leader for career training in the building industry. HBI offers educational programs in 41 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 13,000 students each year. These include more than 5,000 students in HBI’s pre-apprenticeship programs, including in Southern Nevada.

NAHB’s Student Chapters Program is another important component to preparing the next generation of building professionals. With 140 secondary, associate and four-year college chapters throughout the country, the program offers students first-hand exposure to the building industry through NAHB membership, educational programming and networking opportunities.

Educators, parents and students are encouraged to take a close look at the career opportunities available in residential construction and understand that a vocational education offers satisfying career paths and financial gains.

Hiring For:

Project Coordinator – Pardee Homes

Staff Accountant – Pulte Homes

Land Financial Analyst – Pulte Homes

Land Project Manager – Pulte Homes

General Sales Manager – Pulte Homes

Estimator – Fencing Specialists

Outside Sales Rep – GE Appliances

Closing Service Manager – Pardee Homes

New home counselor associate – Beazer Homes

Escrow/closing specialist – Beazer Homes

Superintendent Land Development – Pulte Homes

Customer Care Representative – Century Communities

Quality Control/Customer Service Rep – American
West Homes

Part-time Executive Director – Southern NV chapter
International Code Council

Part-time EduCode Conference Coordinator – Southern NV Chapter International Code Council

Architectura Production Manager, Designer, Design Assistant – Blue Heron


Additional Jobs Available:

Beazer Homes

Blue Heron

KB Home

Century Communities

Pulte Homes

CalAtlantic Homes

DR Horton

Pardee Homes


Toll Brothers

Woodside Homes

Richmond American Homes

William Lyon Homes

American West Homes


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