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Immigration reform could relieve pressure on Houston’s construction labor market

March 28, 2019

The concern around the shrinking pool of available construction workers is not just happening in Houston but throughout the rest of Texas and around the U.S., where many metros are experiencing building booms and need a steady supply of skilled labor.

In fact, according to a January survey from the Associated General Contractors of America, about 80% of contractors were concerned that there would not be enough workers to support their expansion plans this year. In another survey, Wells Fargo Securities said that finding enough labor was the biggest concern of 47% of the contractors it surveyed for its annual construction industry forecast. A lack of skilled workers presented the biggest business risk for 35% of the contractors polled.

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