The U.S. economy added 88,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said. The unemployment rate, obtained by a separate survey of U.S. households, fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.6%. Economists had forecast that nonfarm payrolls would rise by 200,000 and the unemployment rate would hold steady at 7.7%.
Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 Heavy Equipment Operators Heavy equipment operators from capitalized on the opportunity to practice using their heavy equipment at the Haramura training area near Hiroshima during Exercise Thunder Horse, March 17-22, 2013. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – The Marines practiced digging 14-foot trenches and individual fighting positions in an… Read more »
Lake County cities sharing their heavy equipment: Whatever happened to …? By Peter Krouse Whatever happened to a study commissioned by Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost that explored the idea of Lake County municipalities sharing their heavy equipment, such as road graders and street sweepers? The study turned into a resolution that the county and… Read more »
The project eventually is supposed to link Northern and Southern California with trains traveling up to 220 mph. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted Monday to issue nearly $8.6 billion in taxpayer-approved bonds to build the nation’s first bullet train as the state rushes to begin construction in July. Officials are… Read more »
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a third informal stakeholder meeting to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The third meeting will be held from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2013. The two meetings currently scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon… Read more »
Reported today……Labor Shortages in Residential Construction Impeding Housing & Economic Recovery, Labor shortages have caused 46% of builders to experience delays, 15% have turned down projects and 9% have lost or cancelled sales.
Week ahead, stocks at support: Caterpillar (CAT), 3d Systems (DDD), Ebay (EBAY), F5 Networks (FFIV) Mar 09, 2013 (ACCESSWIRE-TNW via COMTEX) — Bridgewater, MA (March 9, 2013) – With the markets and most stocks hitting new highs we did a search to find solid company’s currently at strong support with some wiggle room to move… Read more »
Construction employment hits three-year high By Thomas Grillo The building boom is on. Construction companies added 48,000 jobs in February, the ninth consecutive month of job growth, as more people are working in construction than at any point in the last three plus years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated… Read more »
Caterpillar to Power Russia’s Largest Offshore Oil and Gas Platform By MarEx Caterpillar Oil and Gas is pleased to announce the Cat® 3500 diesel generator sets have been successfully installed on what is expected to be Russia’s largest offshore oil and gas platform. Three Cat 3516B (HD) generator sets will provide both essential and emergency… Read more »
GOOD NEWS FOR HOUSING MARKET…..FINALLY Across the country the supply of existing home sales has fallen seven straight months,hitting an eight year low in January,2013. Competing bids for the same house is driving up prices especially in the west.But,many homeowners still cannot afford to sell,28% are still so far underwater that that if they sold… Read more »