Over the next year, 40 percent of single-family home builders intend to hire or contract skilled laborers, according to a national survey conducted on behalf of the Home Builders Institute by the National Association of Home Builders.

These hiring plans are dependent on region as 46 percent of respondents in the Midwest and West plan to hire while 39 percent of respondents plan to do so in the South, and 29 percent of respondents have hiring plans in the Northeast.

"The findings are another positive indicator for the recovery of the housing market and economy overall," says John Courson, president and CEO of the Home Builders Institute. "Our focus continues to be training workers now for these future jobs to ensure that shortages don't occur as home building accelerates."

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