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DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

Therese Dunphy - Nov 05, 2014

DOL and the aggregates industry talk roads, jobs, and safety

Collaboration with the aggregates industry regarding challenges facing it and the nation was the focus of an Oct. 20 roundtable convened by Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, with input from Assistant Secretary of Labor Joe Main. The roundtable included members ...

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Transportation gains 16.6k jobs in June

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 07, 2014

Transportation gains 16.6k jobs in June

The transportation industry gained 16,600 jobs in June, rising to a total of 4,618,500 employed workers, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased by 288,000 ...

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Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 11, 2014

Contractor must pay $5 million in back pay

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has secured nearly $5 million in back wages for about 500 workers on the federally assisted Grand Street Guild construction project in New York City’s Lower East Side, which involved the refurbishment and rehabilitation ...

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Transportation gains 11.3k jobs in April

Amanda Bayhi - May 05, 2014

Transportation gains 11.3k jobs in April

The transportation sector gained 11,300 jobs in April, bringing total transportation employment to 4,580,500 jobs, according to statistics released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Related: Transportation gains 7.9k jobs in March In comparison, overall employment ...

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Transportation gains 7.9k jobs in March

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 04, 2014

Transportation gains 7.9k jobs in March

The transportation sector gained 7,900 jobs in March, bringing total employment in the sector to 4,564,600 jobs, according to statistics released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased ...

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Who Cares About Safety?

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 12, 2013

Who Cares About Safety?

If safety is such an important jobsite concern, why aren’t fatal accident numbers dropping for road contractors? According to a survey from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the number of deadly jobsite accidents ...

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The Department of Labor: 45,000 jobs added in the first 3 months of 2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 05, 2010

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 162,000 in March, and the unemployment rate held at 9.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on April 2. Temporary help services and health care continued to add jobs over the month. Employment in federal ...

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