Solar Power adding Workers

Solar Power The solar power industry doubled the number of people that worked in the industry from 2009 to 2010, from approximately 50,000 in 2009 to 100,000 in 2010, according to the latest reports. In 2011, it is expected to grow the number of jobs in the industry by 26%. “You’d be hard pressed to… Read more »

AGC Calls on Congress

The AGC called Congress to act on issues to increase construction employment. “Washington’s failure to pass long-delayed infrastructure bills, set annual tax rates or address costly red tape and regulations is undermining any benefits that came from the stimulus,” says Stephen Sandherr, the association’s CEO. “Our worry is that Washington’s failures will make a bad… Read more »

60,000 New Jobs Created in Florida

According to a new report, the federal stimulus act of 2009 paid for 61,000 jobs in Florida in the third quarter of 2010, the most of any state in the country. The federal report on stimulus spending says Florida now has spent $4.3 billion of the $11 billion in stimulus money awarded to it. In… Read more »