Tim Wallace

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Lead Carpenter Exam Goes Spanish

In a response to major demographic shifts in the remodeling workforce, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry announced in late May the launch of its Spanish-language examination for the certified lead carpenter (CLC) designation. More

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Welcoming the immigrant workforce

The future of the remodeling workforce is alive and well in Lincoln, Neb., where... More

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How to manage customer backlogs

With half the 120 million homes nationwide having been built before the bicentennial, new-home prices spiking, and built-up equity burning holes in homeowners' pockets, most remodelers have more work than they can handle. Some sit on 18-month-plus backlogs and mentally salivate as they watch their slice of the remodeling market's $199 billion pie fatten. More

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How to help foreign-born workers work legally

How do you help foreign-born employees and subcontractors work legally in this country? More

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Solutions to Labor shortages

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for construction workers will grow 13.3% by 2010. "The employee can't work for you unless he or she has valid work authorization," she says. More

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