Lisa Pate, FRSA Executive Director
In early April, approximately 22 people from Florida attended NRCA’s Roofing Day in D.C. for the first in-person meetings with members of Congress in two years. Our group was part of over 220 participants from around the country that included contractors, suppliers and manufacturing members. All there to speak with one voice on items that are important to the industry and to advocate for solutions to workforce and supply chain challenges through immigration reform, Perkins career and technical education grants and reauthorization of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Immigration Reform that Meets Workforce Needs
Roofing industry employers provide family-sustaining jobs for qualified employees but face chronic workforce shortages because of an aging workforce and other demographic trends. In fact, workforce shortages are the biggest impediment to the ability of roofing industry employers to sustain and grow their businesses while providing families with the most basic necessity – roofs over their heads. Congress should enact immigration reform that helps grow the economy by meeting the workforce needs of the roofing industry. Read more.