The U.S. is experiencing the lowest level of unemployment in decades, and there are now more jobs available than workers to fill them. The difficulty of finding enough workers to fill job openings continues to be a serious problem for the roofing industry despite vigorous recruiting efforts by employers. This is the result of an aging workforce, changing educational preferences in the U.S. and other factors.
NRCA has issued an Action Alert asking NRCA members to urge their members of Congress to approve the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act (H.R. 1740). This legislation is designed to address chronic workforce shortages in roofing and similar industries by establishing a market-driven visa system that enables employers to meet their workforce needs and grow their businesses; the system would allow potential immigrant workers to fill job openings for employers with year-round, nonfarm positions that cannot otherwise be filled.
To take action and email your legislators, visit the NRCA Grassroots Advocacy Network at roofingadvocacy.nrca.net.