Why Leaders In The Construction Industry Say Immigration Reform Could Solve Houston’s Workforce Woes

Nearly 100,000 of Houston’s construction workers are undocumented. A recent report found that cutting immigration by 30 percent could lose Houston $51 billion.

By Elizabeth TrovallApril 1, 2019 8:42 am, , , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Over the past few decades, Chief Operating Officer for Marek Brothers, Mike Holland, has seen the construction industry change.

He said that as baby boomers retire, it’s harder to find legal, skilled labor to take their place.

At the same time, Houston has a huge demand for new houses, hospitals and schools, intensifying the critical need for workers in construction.

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