Private Job Growth Down This Month In Wake Of U.s. Shutdown, Adp Says

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shutdown, ADP says Comments 6 A hotel manager, left, interviews with a job seeker during a job fair at a hotel in Louisville, Ky. WASHINGTON — Business hiring slowed this month with the private sector adding just 130,000 net new jobs as the partial government shutdown hit an already weakening labor market, payroll processor ADP said Wednesday. The figure was below the 150,000 average monthly job growth in the sector over the previous year as the hiring in the service sector fell off in October, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, which assists ADP in the monthly report. “The government shutdown and debt limit brinkmanship hurt the already softening job market in October,” Zandi said. Firms that do government contracting were affected by the 16-day government shutdown and the fiscal impasse probably caused small companies to hold off on hiring, he said. QUIZ: How well do you understand the Fed stimulus? The 130,000 private-sector jobs added in October marked the smallest gain since April, ADP said. Economists had projected ADP’s numbers would show the private sector added 138,000 jobs last month. Combined with a significant downward revision of September’s figure to 145,000, the latest ADP data do not bode well for the government’s October job report, due next week, and add to the likelihood that the Federal Reserve will hold steady on its stimulus efforts, Zandi said. Fed policymakers are scheduled to issue a statement Wednesday at the conclusion of their two-day meeting. The weakening labor market and another looming fight early next year over federal government funding and the debt limit, make it unlikely the Fed will taper its $85-billion bond-buying program until March, Zandi said. “I don’t think the Federal Reserve board members would feel very comfortable until the job growth is closer to 200,000” a month, Zandi said. He added that the labor market, which softened over the summer because of this year’s tax increases and automatic federal spending cuts, was “a long way” from that level right now. Zandi estimates that the Labor Department will report next week the economy added just 100,000 net new jobs in October. The report’s release was delayed a week by the shutdown. ADP found the service sector added 107,000 jobs in October, down from 130,000 the previous month. Financial firms cut jobs by 5,000.

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If youre a recruiter, youll meet hundreds, if not thousands of applicants at a job fair. Picture a sea of navy blue and black interview suits. (On second thought, dont.) Eyes back to you, oh ambitious job seeker: Why not appear at a job booth wearing a fuchsia tie or polka dot scarf? Put a professional exclamation mark on your appearance; it will go a long way. Make it easy for recruiters to remember you when theyre back at their desks.Chances are, other job seekers wont be sporting a memorable accessory. Dont overdo it though less is more. Pick one item and make it pop! 2. Do your homework. Of course you should have already researched employers thats a given. The last thing a recruiter wants to do talk repeatedly about information thats easily found online. Instead, go that extra mile by making the most of your fleeting face time make every second and every word count. Dig into the job description ahead of time and ask specific questions; have a meaningful conversation about the company and where its headed. What do they look for in an ideal candidate? What is the culture of the company? What is the employers hierarchy and structure? Who is the recruiter who will be filling this job? How long has it been open? Are they taking on new employees as a sign they are expanding, or is it simply a question of backfill? 3. While youre at it, talk the talk. Go ahead, dont be shy! Speak the lingo specific to your field. If youre an economist specializing in valuation, start dishing about tangible and intangible assets. This will show youre not only serious about your craft, youre immersed in it. Youre a pro, theres no doubt about it. (And if youre not, dont try to fake it because you may get follow up questions youre unprepared for.

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Pardoes Solicitors To Help Businesses Save Thousands Of Pounds By Hosting Mock Employment Tribunal | Pardoes Solicitors

In fact, using the laws definitions, part-time work isnt increasing at all as a share of employment, at least not yet. Nearly 8 million American were working part-time in September because they couldnt find full-time work. Overall, 27 million people nearly a fifth of all employees are working part-time, well above historical norms. Many critics of the Obama administration have pointed the finger for the prevalence of part-time jobs at the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 law better known to some as Obamacare. The laws so-called employer mandate requires most midsize and larger companies to offer health insurance to their full-time employees. That, critics argue, provides companies with an incentive to hire part-timers instead. The Obama administration earlier this year said it would delay the requirement until 2015 to give companies more time to comply. But some employers have said they are nonetheless cutting back on full-time hiring. Indeed, part-time employment rose early this year, while full-time employment growth stalled. But a closer look at the data provides little evidence for the notion that the health law is driving a shift to part-time work, although it could as the mandate deadline approaches. First of all, over a longer time frame, part-time work has actually been falling as a share of employment in recent years. Before the recession, about 17% of employed Americans worked 35 hours or less, the standard Labor Department definition of part time. During the recession, that figure rose, briefly hitting 20%. Its been trending down since then, but only slowly, hitting 19% in September. The uptick in part-time employment earlier this year now looks like a statistical blip: Part-time employment fell in late 2012, then rebounded in early 2013, and has now fallen for two consecutive months. But even if the upward trend resumes, its doubtful that the health law is to blame. In its statistics, the Labor Department considers anyone who usually works less than 35 hours per week to be part-time. The health law, however, is stricter: It counts anyone who works at least 30 hours a week as a full-time employee. That means that someone who works 34 hours a week would show up in Labor data as a part-time worker, but would still qualify as a full-time worker under Obamacare, and therefore would be subject to the employer mandate. If the health law were driving employers to cut employees hours, the most vulnerable workers would likely be those working just above the 30-hour cutoff. That means the data would show a decline in those working 30 to 34 hours and an increase in those working less than 30 hours. That isnt whats happening. The share of part-timers who say they usually work between 30 and 34 hours at their main job has been roughly flat over the past three years, at about 28%. (September data arent yet available.) If anything, its actually risen in the past year, though the change has been minor. The share working just under 30 hours has indeed risen somewhat, but the share working under 25 hours has fallensuggesting that employers are giving part-timers more hours, rather than cutting full-timers hours back. Put another way: If the Labor Department used the same definition of part-time as the health law, its data would show no increase in part-time work over the past year. Other data tell a similar story. Average weekly hoursa measure that comes from companies, rather than workers themselveshave been flat for the past year, and are near their highest level since the recession.

The fast-growing solicitors will demonstrate what happens in an actual tribunal in front of dozens of businesses in The Old Library at Taunton School on Wednesday 20th November from 8.30 till 9.30am, with free pastries and coffee from 8am. The tribunal with be made up just like a real one, with a Judge, lay members, and the employer and employee acting in person with the added benefit of the audience being able to question the parties and vote at the end as to who they thought should have won. A scenario of an unfair dismissal claim based on the use of social media along with a potential whistleblowing claim will be explored. The event will include an up-to-date outline on the law in this fast developing area as well as how businesses can put themselves in the best position to succeed if faced with such a claim. Maeve Vickery, Head of Commercial and Employment and Employment Solicitor at Pardoes, said: “The event was birthed after a realisation that many businesses are incredibly under prepared when it comes to defending a claim at an Employment Tribunal. This could cost them valuable costs and time. “Often they settle beforehand because they are fearful of the process or even worse, lose the case as they dont understand how Employment Tribunals work.” Maeve is listed in the Legal 500 and is an acknowledged authority on Employment Law. She has advised the Government on recent legislative changes. She added: “Events like this are a must for employers. On far too many occasions I have seen employers go into Tribunals unprepared and lose, or settle cases they could have won with a better understanding of the process. In this mock tribunal we want to dispel some of the myths about what happens.” After the tribunal, attendees will have an opportunity to discuss the issues over breakfast. To book in for the event contact Hannah at hannah.venning@pardoes.co.uk or on 01278 454458.

Ethiopia Bans Overseas Employment Of Citizens To Curb Illegal Migration

According to the state owned Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, the order took effect from Thursday and the government is also clamping down on foreign employment agencies Associated Press Legal scholars voice concerns about the state media airing the confession before a court hears the case. Michelle Faul Account reinforces fears that Islamic militant group Boko Haram is growing closer to al-Qaeda affiliates. The Ministry of Foreign Affair says countless Ethiopians have lost their lives and undergone untold physical and psychological traumas due to illegal human trafficking. The latest move came after hundreds of African migrants lost their lives off the Italian island of Lampedusa at the beginning of the month. According to the Association of Ethiopian Overseas Recruitment Agencies, more than half a million Ethiopians have flown out of the country illegally the last five years and most of the migrants are underage females who are smuggled to the Middle East. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Analyzing IT Security Employment Stats

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The best numbers come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, even its economists won’t swear by them. BLS doesn’t even publicly publish employment stats on the category it calls information security analysts, a sort of catch-all category for many working in cybersecurity , but makes those numbers available upon request. One thing seems all but certain: The IT workforce in the United States is on the rise, and many of those workers require security know-how. Related Content Rethinking your Enterprise Security The numbers are statistically unreliable because the sample size for information security analysts is extremely small. Yet, BLS economists suggest aggregating four quarters worth of data to create an annualized figure – still technically unreliable – is more dependable than just a single quarter’s result. For well over a decade, I’ve analyzed BLS IT and IT security employment data and found that to be a good indicator of the labor market. They’re far from precise, but they do provide a reasonable portrait of employment condition. Stats Suggest Dip in Workforce Size Here’s what the numbers show on an annualized basis: In the third quarter of 2013, BLS categorized 53,500 workers in the United States, including 51,500 employed and 2,000 out of work, as IT security analysts, resulting in an IT security unemployment rate of 3.7 percent, the same rate for the entire IT occupation. The IT security workforce last quarter fell from 56,800 in the second quarter, when 55,000 workers were employed and 1,800 were jobless, for a 3.1 percent unemployment rate. Even with our sluggish economy, you’d expect to see a rise in IT security employment because of the high demand for security expertise in government and business. Don’t take a single quarter, even annualized, as a well-tuned gauge, but look at the longer trend it represents. There isn’t much data to look at; BLS has only been providing IT security employment data since 2011. Still, in 2011, the IT security workforce in the United States totaled 45,000. That means, in nearly two years, the number of people working as information security analysts has risen substantially. Again, don’t take these statistics as gospel, but they likely reflect the trend that more people are moving into IT security jobs. The apparent low unemployment rate in this sector, even if accurate, is considered full employment, and small jobless rates often reflect churn in the job market. The numbers in this report come from the government’s Current Population Survey of American households that produces the monthly unemployment rate, but the sample size is too small to be deemed statistically reliable because very few households have someone living in them who work in IT security. BLS Economist Karen Kosanovich explains that occupations, such as information security analysts, with a base of fewer than 50,000 individuals for annual averages and 75,000 for quarterly averages, don’t meet the bureau’s publication standards. Defining the IT Security Specialist BLS defines information security analysts as those who plan, implement, upgrade or monitor security measures for the protection of computer networks and information. They may ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure as well as respond to computer security breaches and viruses. Survey takers interviewing households ask respondents characteristics about their jobs, and then determine their appropriate occupation category. That could mean someone performing network and computer systems administration – one of the IT occupation categories – could be deemed an information security analyst if a significant part of their responsibilities include responding to breaches and viruses and monitor systems for vulnerabilities. Perhaps the recent decline in the number of network and computer systems administrators, based on an analysis of BLS stats, to an annualized 217,000 this past quarter from 243,800 in 2011 can be partly attributed to the growth in IT security employment.

5 Fresh Trends To Fuse Fun And Work – Forbes

Im talking about fun, but this is serious business. Global employee engagement is stuck at an anemic 30 percent. This is a red flag for HR and Leadership . Its our job to help create happy employees. Here Are 5 Ways Savvy Leaders Make It Happen: 1) Personalize Employee Engagement. Nothing makes work more fun than real engagement. It creates a bond between the enterprise and its people. When people are engaged, they dig deeper and suddenly work becomes a lot more fun . But what engages one person can leave another cold. So leaders must use technology to create personalized profiles of each employee. What are her hobbies and passions, where is his heart and soul, what thrills and delights her? And where do these passions intersect with the culture and employee needs? Find that sweet spot and the fun (and stellar results) will flow.

Overnight Construction Fuels Noise Complaints In Milpitas

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With U.S. construction spending at the highest in four years, analysts project Owens Corning will generate positive free cash flow this year for the first time since 2010 and bring in $476 million by 2015. That represents a potential windfall for private-equity suitors, who could tie the company more strongly to the construction market by spinning off the unit that makes glass fiber for golf clubs and cars, BB&T Corp. said. Owens Corning could fetch $48 a share in a leveraged buyout for a premium of 25 percent, Royal Bank of Canada said. If housing starts to accelerate, Owens Corning will make a lot more money, Bob Wetenhall, a New York-based analyst at RBC, said in a phone interview.

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But Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III reminded Lechliter that in order to meet the criteria for a restraining order, he must demonstrate that he would suffer irreparable harm if the road is built. What is the irreparable harm? Glasscock asked Lechliter, who responded building a road that cant be used or has to be relocated would be a waste of taxpayer dollars. Once the funds are spent … theyre gone, Lechliter said. But the judge noted that any money spent on the road could be recovered in damages later. He also pointed out that could conceivably rule in Lechliters favor in the broader lawsuit and order that the wind turbine, which began operating in 2010, be taken down, meaning there would be no problem with the road. At this stage, I cant order the state to stop construction of a road, just because, in your view, theyre doing it illegally, Glasscock told Lechliter.

Neighbors near the Great Mall in Milpitas are finding that business is apparently more important than community when it comes to construction. George Kiriyama reports.

Beep. Bam! Bam! The clanking of metal coming from the construction of a VTA line for BART http://www.ihireconstruction.com connecting Fremont to San Jose has become a nightmare for the Camhi family in Milpitas. The sound is so bad, they say they can’t even sleep. “And also the truck noise. Engine noise.

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Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, information with respect to the acceptance of environmental protection programs and construction of the Company’s Morelos Gold Project. Generally, forward-looking information can http://www.ihireconstruction.com be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects”, “estimates”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “believes” or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, or “will be taken”, “occur”, or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including those risk factors identified in the Company’s current annual information form. Forward-looking information is based on the reasonable assumptions, estimates, analysis and opinions of management made in light of its experience and its perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, as well as other factors that management believes to be relevant and reasonable in the circumstances at the date that such statements are made, but which may prove to be incorrect. Although the Company believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

Construction Spending Will Eclipse Boom Years: Building Congress

Construction work to restart on 49ers stadium after 2nd worker’s accidental death

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This streamlines the hiring process and helps businesses run more efficiently.” To attend one of Suzanne Breistol’s workshops in Miami, Florida, please visit the SCORE Miami-Dade website and register for the event. To schedule Suzanne to speak at your organization, contact her at 877-545-4473. About Construction Connection ConstructionConnection.com was created out of a need for a more effective and streamlined way for construction industry professionals to get matched with the right industry jobs and with the right industry opportunities. see The founders of Construction Connection listened to both company and individuals’ dissatisfaction with the traditional job boards, the paid resume blasts, the overpriced resume services and overall lack of sympathy toward the individual candidate. They also listened to the dissatisfaction from companies who post jobs only to get many irrelevant results or have to purchase high priced ads to showcase their company. Construction Connection is a patent-pending, one-of-a- kind profile creating / match-making system.

U.S. construction spending rose in July to a $900.8 billion annual rate, the highest level since June 2009, according to the Commerce Department. A report on August construction spending that was scheduled for Oct. 1 wasnt released because of the partial government shutdown. Improving conditions will help Owens Corning generate $173 million in free cash flow in 2013, according to analysts estimates compiled by Bloomberg. By 2015, the company is expected to bring in about $476 million, the most since its bankruptcy exit. Housing Recovery A private-equity buyer would have a real opportunity here to ride the recovery and generate quite a bit of cash, Jack Kasprzak, a Richmond-based analyst at BB&T, said in a phone interview.

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He was an employee of Gerdau Ameristeel’s Napa Reinforcing Steel facility, a subcontractor working on the stadium, Gerdau’s spokeswoman Kimberly M. Selph said. In a statement, the 49ers said their “sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers affected by this tragedy.” The team also said there were plans to have support on-site Tuesday to help workers with their emotions following the tragedy. The stadium is in Santa Clara, about 40 miles south of Candlestick Park, which it is replacing. Construction is slated to be finished in July, and officials say the accelerated work plan involves a highly coordinated scheme to maximize efficiency and avoid delays.

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Just five years after the worst downturn since the Great Depression, the Citys construction industry finds itself on the brink of yet another building boom. The gains are fueled in part by a resurgent residential market, progress at major development sites, and ongoing government infrastructure projects, according to the report. Residential construction spending doubled between 2009 and 2012 to $5.3 billion and it is expected to double again by 2015, though the production of new housing units is not keeping pace. In 2012, New York City added 11,000 units of new housing on $5.3 billion in residential spending, while in 2008, 33,000 new housing units were produced with $5.9 billion in spending. Non-residential construction, fueled in part by the World Trade Center and Hudson Yards projects, is forecast to reach $10.3 billion in 2013, up from $8.9 billion a year ago, rising to $10.8 billion in 2014 and $13.6 billion in 2015. The http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-construction-connection-co-founder-works-with-industry-leaders-/2013/10/17/7483106.htm Building Congress forecasts 2.9 million square feet of office space will be in construction in seven Manhattan office towers during 2014, 2.6 million of which is located at the World Trade Center and the West Side.

Knutson Construction Receives Recognition At The Constructech 2013 Vision Awards

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The procurement system was transparent. KPMG qualified us and that was how we got that job. Our third defining moment was when we got a power plant job to work with Marubeni Corporation of Japan. We were able to work with them successfully. I want to point out that what has kept us going is good relationship.

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It brings to light the companies that have implemented innovation and have obtained notable success in the industry.” “Knutson Construction Services is always looking for ways to introduce innovative technologies for improved business processes had me going and enhanced customer services,” stated Dale Rohling, Accounting Manager, Knutson Construction Services. “We wanted to centralize our financial accounting and subcontractor payment application processes, including collection of subcontractor invoices and lien waivers, review and approval of payment applications and processing of electronic payments to the subcontractors and suppliers. We are pleased with the success that eCMS Connect for Textura–CPM has brought to our organization and are honored with the Vision Award recognition.” “Computer Guidance was pleased with the recognition as a leader in delivering construction enterprise-class software for the industry and we are equally pleased with the partnership that we have established with our long-term customer, Knutson Construction Services and strategic technology partner, Textura Corporation,” stated Mike Bihlmeier, President, Computer Guidance Corporation. “We will continue to provide our customers with innovative and best-in-class solutions to meet their business objectives.” About Computer Guidance Corporation Since 1981, Computer Guidance offers the most complete, proven and reliable construction management solution for architecture, engineering and commercial construction companies. Computer Guidance’s eCMS solution provides financial accounting and project management applications supported by advanced business intelligence and innovative productivity tools. eCMS is recognized as the solution of choice for top general and specialty contractors in the CFMA Information Technology Survey and has been selected by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) as the construction management solution of choice for its members nationwide since 2010. Computer Guidance customers are recognized among the Top 400 Contractors and Top 50 Contractors by Engineering News-Record (ENR).

‘Construction companies need to invest in their business to grow the industry’

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Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center for high-speed trains in California. Known for successfully managing complex, iconic projects, Tishman is responsible for the construction of more than 450 million square feet of space, incorporating facilities of every size and type, including arts and culture, commercial, convention centers, education, gaming, government, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, sports and leisure, technology and transportation. More information on Tishman Construction can be found at http://www.tishmanconstruction.com . About AECOM AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural, and social environments.

AECOM’s Tishman Construction managing the construction of Somerset Mews, a new residential tower in New Jersey

While government-funded work has been steady during the economic downturn, the fact that local money is again beginning to be invested in projects gives us confidence that we have turned the page. With more than $10 billion in commercial construction investments in our state annually, the industry is vital to our state’s economy, and it is essential that we continue to support the construction industry and continue to invest in the economic future of our state. In addition, the commercial construction industry funds $400 million of sales, income and utility taxes for the state. These tax dollars have an immediate effect on state funding of our priorities in public education, including the Education Trust Fund (ETF)’s trade training, an essential tool in the development of our workforce. Alabama’s construction industry tops competing states in growth, training and development. This is a direct indicator that Alabamians work ethic and blue collar craft availability is perfect for the needs of commercial contractors. By recruiting, retaining and training Alabama’s workforce, we can ensure that our state stays at the top of the industry and continues to bring revenues and jobs into the state.

Building Green Down Under

Contract of the construction was granted through an open tender to a private construction company, while LDA and National Engineering Services of Pakistan (Nespak) would supervise the project costing around Rs1.8 billion. Under the project, the existing 4km road alongside the Samanabad Nullah to Gulshan-i-Ravi would be rehabilitated and widened to 60 feet consisting three lanes from each side. The construction would be completed within six months and help ease traffic flow for over 50,000 vehicles daily besides reducing travelling time from Ferozepur Road to Motorway M2 Babu Sabu Interchange. In the first phase, LDA demolished illegal constructions from the LOS side of the road while it would launch an operation later this month on Multan Road in Poonch House Colony where dozens of illegal houses had been constructed. LDA officials said the anti-encroachments operation would be launched soon and construction would be completed within the stipulated time. He said all government departments concerned, including gas, Wasa, Lesco and telephone, had started shifting their infrastructure from the site after which the construction would start. APP

Construction industry returns to growth for the first time since 207

Construction companies throughout the country are trying to improve their green building skills, so that they can take advantage of the increasing demand for eco-friendly buildings. Here is a look at the green construction industry in Australia. Overview of the market The green building market in Australia is already well-established, with more than 12 million square meters of Green Star-certified and registered building space. Presently, eco-friendly construction constitutes about 30 percent of the new building market in Australia, and it is continuing to grow due to a rising demand for green construction. However, residential and commercial buildings still account for about 45 percent of the total stationary energy consumption in Australia.

Orocobre Limited: Construction Update on the Olaroz Lithium Project

The construction of the evaporation ponds is ahead of schedule with 87% of earthworks completed. The evaporation pond lining program is on schedule. Other notable events are as follows: — Water supply wells have been completed — Camp has been completed and is operational — The construction and fit out of the laboratory has been completed — Erection of the lime plant is more than 50% complete — The engineering design of the lithium carbonate plant has been completed and the lithium carbonate plant is under construction — The final stage of the roadworks is nearing completion — The gas supply and distribution system are 90% complete The project continues to proceed on time and within budget. A total of approximately US$133m has been spent or committed via executed contracts in the construction project to date. To view the photos accompanying this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Olaroz_Construction_Update_14-Oct-2013.pdf. More images are available on our web page under “Gallery”.

Construction of dual carriageway starts

However, another survey from Link2Plans has said there is a continued http://www.ihireconstruction.com decline in housing construction activity across the country. The National on front page Housing Construction index measures every submitted planning application and planning commencement across Ireland from January to August. But Link2Plans said that while there is a fall in both planning applications and commencements, there are signs of improvement on earlier indices this year. Planning applications are down 6% this year, with project commencements falling by 10%. Six counties – Kildare, Dublin, Carlow, Donegal, Monaghan and Kerry, show planning application increases, up from two this time last year. Offaly, Leitrim, and Sligo saw the biggest application drops of 29%, 31% and 39% respectively. Commencement notices fell in general, but five countries saw increases – Roscommon (51%), Longford (8%), Meath (8%), Dublin (8%) and Wexford (3%).

Equiset Adopts Textura Construction Payment Management

Mr. Collins said Mayor Bell ignored the building and construction trades council in 2011 when it offered to buy a large portion of the east side Marina District that was then sold to Chinese investors. At the time, Mayor Bell said he would not sign a http://www.ihireconstruction.com proposed memorandum of understanding written by http://www.ihireconstruction.com the union group because it did not have a business plan. According to the nonbinding document, the building trades union group wanted to buy all of the citys title and interest in the property for $3,800,001 a dollar more than the Chinese investors company, Dashing Pacific Group Ltd., offered for about 69 acres. Mr.

Mayoral candidate Mike Collins, left, listens, as Northwestern Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council executive secretary John Schlagheck, right, announces their endorsement of Collins at their headquarters on Front Street.

The state has lost many construction jobs and like Illinois, new building has stalled. The percentage of jobs for new construction is -5.2 percent. Rhode Island The small state has an even smaller set of job opportunities for anyone in construction. The sector has seen a huge construction deficit of -3.2 percent. Latest data from the state’s own labor board places construction jobs at a slight growth, adding 400 jobs in the first half of 2013, though not enough to place Rhode Island among states with a positive outlook. North Carolina For new construction and jobs in the sector, North Carolina has had a -3.1 change in the 12 months to June 2013.

Press Release: Textura 2 hours 56 minutes ago Print MELBOURNE,Australia, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Textura Australasia, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that Equiset , a premier builder and developer known for efficient construction methods and superior project management, has adopted TexturaCPM to help improve efficiency, reduce risk and standardise processes across the organisation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/CG12932LOGO ) “Textura helps us differentiate our services with more efficient internal processes and more transparency to our subcontractors,” said Roy Veal, Commercial Manager, Equiset. “Textura automates many tasks that were previously manual and paper based. We no longer need to recreate each subcontractor claim to properly evaluate overbilling and unapproved variations. With Textura’s automation, our Contract Administrators and Project Managers can spend more time assessing the work onsite and less time on paperwork.” “TexturaCPM also provides our subcontractors with transparency to their claim and compliance status and makes it easier for them to submit their progress claim each month,” stated Veal. “Sharing this information will help enhance the strong relationships we have with our subcontractors.” As a web-based solution, TexturaCPM brings efficiency to the claims assessment process and to compliance management, including automated document expiration and payment holds.

Construction In The Middle East Is Booming Again

Similarly, output in the regional construction sector has continued to grow in real terms over the last five years, including by around 5% in 2012, and is estimated to be about one-quarter larger than it was in 2008. Looking ahead, public capital spending is expected to remain elevated, with more private-sector activity as well. Project spending figures are hard to forecast given budget overspend and the possibility for both cancellations and the launch of new projects. However, two widely cited estimates give a rough picture of the scale of the market in the GCC. MEED Projects, a service that tracks projects in the region, estimates that the value of ongoing projects in the GCC totals US$1.5trn. Danube Building Materials, a Dubai-based company with regional operations, forecasts that nearly US$900bn will be spent on construction in the GCC up to 2020.

Santa Monica Plane Crash: Construction Firm Mourns Loss Of Ceo, Son

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Commercial construction alone accounts for 61,858 direct jobs in the state. The construction industry is responsible for 56 percent of all of the states jobs. Construction in Alabama has an annual payroll of $7 billion. web site Alabamas construction industry has a direct impact of $402 million on the states Education Trust Fund. Construction in Alabama contributes $140 million in sales taxes, $19 million in use taxes, $27.4 million in utility taxes, and $216.7 million in individual and corporate income taxes each year. It was shocking to even us, Geoff Golden, chief executive of Birminghams Golden Construction and the chairman of ABC Alabama when the study was commissioned and completed. We have thought all along we were a major industry in the state, but when we saw the actual numbers, it blew us away. In an interview, Deravi website said other measures of the construction industry have not included the entire industry, focusing only on contractors.

88 from N.C. 194 for U.S. 221 business in Jefferson is 85 percent done. Another project is about to start from U.S. 221 south of N.C. 194 to N.C.

Construction Week: Starts Up 1% Over 2012, Colo. DOT Waits for Fed-Approved Flood-Repair Funds

The increase all came from a 27% hike in the value of residential construction. The non-residential building market was down 3% from the first eight months of 2012, while non-building work was down 21% for the same period. “A more solid expansion requires a greater contribution from non-residential building,” says Robert Murray, MHC’s chief economist. Colorado DOT Waits for Fed-Approved Flood-Repair Funds Congress voted on Sept. 30 to raise the $100-million federal cap on disaster highway funds for Colorado as the state begins rebuilding after the devastating mid-September floods. The latest estimate from the Colorado Dept. of Transportation to repair more than 200 miles of damaged highways and 50 closed bridges is $475 million.

The Benjamins were believed to have been aboard the twin-engine Cessna Citation that flew in from Hailey, Idaho, Sunday evening. The jet, authorities said, lost control and veered off the runway, crashing into a hangar where it burst into flames. Two other passengers also died in the crash. Two cats and a dog were also pulled from the wreckage Tuesday. The victims identities have yet to be confirmed by Los Angeles County coroner’s officials, who will have to use dental records, officials said.