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The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jul 03, 2012

The new surface transportation bill gives us a cast instead of a Band-Aid for funding

A two-year bill isn't the answer to the need for a long-term transportation bill, but it's better than short-term extension after short-term extension. Now we have a cast instead of just a Band-Aid to fix the lack of funding. We were ...

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Construction industry loses 7,000 jobs in March

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 06, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that construction industry lost 7,000 jobs in March, inching the unemployment rate up to 17.2 percent from 17.1 percent in February, according to the April 6 Department of Labor employment report. Year over year, ...

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Construction unemployment up 16 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 06, 2012

Construction unemployment up 16 percent

Construction unemployment jumped 16 percent in December, according to a Jan. 6 report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). However, ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu says this rise in unemployment shouldn’t cause too much alarm. "The increase in construction unemployment is primarily ...

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Hundreds converge in O.C. to help get Americans back to work

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 01, 2011

More than 250 people came together on Aug. 31 in a first-of-its kind summit to discuss factors that create jobs and offer solutions to expediting transportation projects for America’s future, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The Jobs ...

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Heavy/civil engineering hiring up, overall employment unchanged

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 15, 2011

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Chief Economist Ken Simonson on June 6 reported that construction unemployment in total for May remained unchanged from April levels, but heavy and civil engineering construction firms, many of them responsible for highway ...

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