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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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Indiana DOT needs you: Agency holds job fair June 4 for more than 35 positions

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 02, 2014

Indiana DOT needs you: Agency holds job fair June 4 for more than 35 positions

We all know the transportation construction industry was hit pretty hard with the economic downturn. The industry is still slowly recovering, and many in the industry are still feeling the effects from it. So I was quite happy when I saw ...

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Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2014

Senate EPW pushes highway bill release to Monday, announces Thursday markup

Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee; David Vitter (R-La.), EPW ranking member; Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Subcommittee; and John Barrasso (R-Wy.), T&I ranking member on Thursday ...

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9 Culturally-Specific Transportation Jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 29, 2014

9 Culturally-Specific Transportation Jobs

Here in the U.S., there are a wide variety of transportation-related jobs, from highway construction and bridge engineering to airport security, transit operating and a whole lot more. I’m sure other countries have those types of jobs as well, but some ...

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Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 24, 2014

Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses in 113 of 565 New Jersey municipalities experienced a combined total of $382 million in commercial property loss, according to Federal Emergency Management ...

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Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 14, 2014

Foxx: Insolvent transportation system could cost 700k jobs

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Thursday that if lawmakers don’t fix the nation’s transportation system that is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” 700,000 people could lose their jobs, The Christian Post reports. Foxx’s warning came during the national convention of ...

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7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

If you’re considering working in highway construction for the first time, you may be looking for some advice for your first few days on the job. You probably know it will be a lot of hard work and that hard hats ...

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Transportation gains 9k jobs in January

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 12, 2014

Transportation gains 9k jobs in January

The transportation sector gained 9,900 jobs in January, rising from 4.55 million jobs in December to 4.56 million jobs in January, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in ...

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Transportation loses 600 jobs in December

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 10, 2014

Transportation loses 600 jobs in December

The transportation sector lost 600 jobs in December, dipping from 4.5366 million jobs in November to 4.536 million jobs in December, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in ...

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Transportation gains nearly 31k jobs in November

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 09, 2013

Transportation gains nearly 31k jobs in November

The transportation sector gained 30,500 jobs in November, rising from 4,504,100 jobs in October to 4,534,600 in November, 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 ...

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Transportation employment remains steady in October

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 08, 2013

Transportation employment remains steady in October

The transportation sector maintained 4,493,600 jobs in October, the same number that were available in September, 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 by ...

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FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 08, 2013

FMCSA awards nearly $1 million in grants to train veterans for transportation careers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) last week announced that nearly $1 million in new grants will be used to help train veterans and military families for jobs in the transportation industry. FMCSA awarded the grants ...

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