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Lafarge brings back 77 employees before expected

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 10, 2010

Lafarge is recalling 77 of its employees as early as today because of an uptick in demand for cement, the The Alpena News reports. The plant's employees were laid off in early April when the plant had a full inventory of ...

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Granite to announce Q1 2010 results on May 3

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 05, 2010

Granite Construction Inc. announced today that it will release its first quarter 2010 financial results after the close of business on Monday, May 3, 2010. The company will host a conference call on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ...

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Construction spending down to $846.2 billion, lowest in 7 years

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 05, 2010

Construction spending in the U.S. fell in February to the lowest level in more than seven years, according to an April 1 Bloomberg report. The report noted that the 1.3 percent decrease to $846.2 billion, the lowest since November 2002, followed a revised 1.4 ...

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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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Caltrans awarded $2.7 million in stimulus job training grants

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2010

Caltrans today announced that the state has been awarded $2.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job training grants for eight California workforce development centers. California received more than 20 percent of the national share of the grants ...

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Jobs Bill = [some] jobs

John Latta - Mar 29, 2010

Infrastructure spending = jobs. Why is this simple equation not fully understood in Washington? Maybe it is understood but not accepted. Sometimes its possible to see Congress as a group of people standing out in the rain arguing about the best way ...

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Caltrans awarded $2.7 million in stimulus job training grants

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 29, 2010

Caltrans today announced that the state has been awarded $2.7 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) job training grants for eight California workforce development centers. California received more than 20 percent of the national share of the grants ...

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Florida concrete producer announces potential layoff

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 16, 2010

Jacksonville-based Gate Concrete Products Co., a producer of prestressed concrete products for use in bridges and building structures, today announced a potential layoff of between 20-115 workers in May, according to an Aggregate Research (ARI) report. Gate Construction Materials Group President ...

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Construction unemployment now at 27.1 percent

Equipment World Staff - Mar 05, 2010

The construction unemployment rate jumped to 27.1 percent and construction employment dropped to a 14-year low as another 64,000 construction workers lost jobs in February, according to federal employment figures released today. The economy would have added jobs had it ...

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U.S. DOT furloughs to shut down critical construction projects

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 01, 2010

The Department of Transportation will furlough nearly 2,000 employees without pay Monday, temporarily shutting down highway reimbursements to states worth hundreds of millions of dollars, national anti-drunk driving efforts, and multi-million dollar construction projects across the country. The action comes as ...

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Granite Construction Q4 2009 results: Revenue down 27%, net income down 40% but balance sheet strong

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 25, 2010

Watsonville, Calif. -based Granite Construction Inc. on Feb. 24 reported it's fourth-quarter 2009 quarterly and full-year earnings, showing that the major construction company hasn't escaped the recession unscathed but it's still doing well despite the current tough economy. (Click here for ...

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Release of Nationwide Construction Employment and Business Forecast for 2010 at 1 p.m. EST Jan. 20

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 15, 2010

  On Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. EST, the Associated General Contractors of America will release its construction employment and business forecast for 2010 during a media conference call at (888) 299-4099 (verbal pass code VT64810). The forecast will include ...

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