New Nightmare for Home Builders: Not Enough Skilled Workers

geraldvaughn | Dec 7, 2012 12:03 PM ET That`s right sell these PIG insurance companies stock as its going no where quick. These are the WORST BAD FAITH INSURERS IN AMERICA**AIG/21st Century Auto/21st Century/New Hampshire Indemnity/Zurich/Allstate/Esurance/All AIG insurance companies/Farmers/State Farm/USAA/Geico/American International Group/Frontline/Progressive/First Protective/The Hartford/Nationwide/National Grange,Citizens out of Florida and Metlife. Got any insurance with these corrupt PIGS then cancel it now and get another carrier. Not had your claim paid then sue your insurer. Contact your senator and congressmen as the insurance industry needs heavy regulation to protect us the consumer from insurers constant fraud and scams. Sue any insurance company who refuses to pay you at all or what they owe you in full. Sell all stock in above insurers.

Ski4free | Dec 7, 2012 12:45 PM ET What a farce, there are skilled workers everywhere. I know because I`m one of them. The home builders do not want skilled labor, they want cheap labor. That`s why all they are willing to hire is illegal aliens, cheap labor.

LoganMohtashami | Dec 7, 2012 12:52 PM ET Hmmmm..... Cough Cough ... water please...

MBA_grad | Dec 7, 2012 03:55 PM ET I know that here in Southeast New Mexico high paying, low skilled jobs are so plentiful. There is a 3-6 month WAITING PERIOD to get into an apartment because they can not build them fast enough. If you want a new home, you also must be on a waiting list with the builder. Existing homes for sale are generally poorly maintained. Estimates are for over 5,000 new residents per year for the rest of the decade. So I am stuck paying $1200 per month for a small apartment until enough new houses are built. So if you want to work for over $20 per hour, come to SE New Mexico!

JourneymanCarpenter | Dec 9, 2012 02:55 PM ET Okay, In the Pacific Northwest back in the 80`s, we were framing homes for about $2.25 per square foot. Now today on Craigslist there`s a ad requesting framers to frame for $2.25 per sq/ft. Here we go. I`d like Dianna to do some real reporting on this issue. Compare labor costs. Ask these builders some tough questions. Show some real numbers.

sidfeinberg | Dec 9, 2012 05:58 PM ET 1. The stock market is up 105% since Obama took office 2. Real Estate is averaging a 8% per year increase, and will do at least 15% this year 3. Unemployment is down the last 18 quarters 4. High skilled, high income jobs are being created by the 10`s of thousands in the US 5. Black Friday shopping numbers were up 18% over last year. 91% of those purchases were on credit cards, signaling a high confidence in future earnings. 6. Consumer confidence is up 29.5% on the latest NY Time survey Without a doubt, the Dow will be over 16K by Jan 1. I`d bet every penny on it. Obama has done a good job repairing the Bush and Regan mess. He can have this thing fixed in 8 more years.

DasBoots | Dec 10, 2012 03:09 PM ET Diana, your reporting is total bulls..t.

Zachlp2010 | Dec 11, 2012 03:42 PM ET most construction jobs=unskilled labor

jcforce | Dec 11, 2012 07:24 PM ET Not sure,onwhere the skilled workers,comes into the factor..I am surrounded by building going on around me,and everyone of those workers,speak NO English,if you go out to complain,due to them blocking you in,or leaving trash around,they claim,they speak No English..That is where all the jobs are going too. Shame on those,who are looking for cheap labor,and not hiring,the Americans,who can speak English.. I am just fed up with it all..It should be manditory,to work here in America,to speak English..

scallywally | Dec 17, 2012 01:41 PM ET ``New Nightmare for Home Builders: Not Enough Skilled Workers!`` ``New Nightmare for Home Builders: Not Enough Skilled Workers Willing to work for $9 an hour.`` There. Fixed it.






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