California and Vermont added most construction jobs in January

first_imgVermont showed surprisingly positive results in January in both construction employment and construction contracts. Thirty-six states lost construction jobs between January 2010 and 2011, even as more states added construction jobs than lost them between December and January, the Associated General Contractors of America reported in an analysis of state employment data released today by the Labor Department. Association officials cautioned that despite the increase in monthly employment, the construction industry is still facing severe economic headwinds.‘It is encouraging to see more states adding jobs instead of losing them between December and January,’ said Ken Simonson, the association’s chief economist. ‘Yet despite those monthly gains, we’re still a long way from seeing the kind of construction employment figures states experienced in 2006 and 2007.’FW Dodge reports. Top group, January 2011; bottom group, December 2010.The largest percentage drop in construction employment for the year occurred in Nevada (-12.9 percent, -8,400 jobs), followed by Georgia (-12.5 percent, -19,100 jobs); Wisconsin (-8.2 percent, -8,000 jobs); and Kentucky (-8.2 percent, 5,700 jobs). Florida lost the most construction jobs over the past 12 months (-24,000 jobs, -6.7 percent). Other states experiencing large overall declines in construction employment included Georgia; North Carolina (-13,900 jobs, 7.7 percent); and New York (-12,500 jobs, -4.0 percent).Simonson noted fourteen states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2010 and January 2011. Texas added the largest number of construction jobs for the year (33,400 jobs, 5.9 percent). Other states adding large numbers of construction jobs included Michigan (8,300 jobs, 6.8 percent); Pennsylvania (7,100 jobs, 3.3 percent); and Tennessee (4,400 jobs, 4.3 percent). Maine, meanwhile, added the highest percentage of new construction jobs (8.7 percent, 2,100 jobs), Simonson noted.Harsh winter weather affecting much of the country in January likely contributed to some of the annual and monthly state job losses, Simonson cautioned. Among the 20 states losing construction jobs between December and January, Georgia lost the most (-6,300 jobs, -4.5 percent). Other states losing large numbers of jobs included North Carolina (-5,100 jobs, -3.0 percent) and Kansas (-4,800 jobs, -8.9 percent). Kansas lost the highest percentage of construction jobs, followed by South Dakota (-4.8 percent, -1,000 jobs) and South Carolina (-4.6 percent, -3,600 jobs).Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December and January, while employment levels in Delaware remained unchanged, Simonson noted. California added the highest number of jobs (17,800 jobs, 3.2 percent), followed by Illinois (8,800 jobs, 4.6 percent); Michigan (5,900 jobs, 4.7 percent); and Ohio (5,200 jobs, 3.2 percent). Vermont added the highest percentage of construction jobs (5.4 percent, 700 jobs); followed by Maine (5.2 percent, 1,300 jobs); Michigan; and Illinois.Association officials said the new construction employment figures indicate that more needs to be done to help the construction industry recover. They noted that the association was planning to release a comprehensive set of recommendations on March 15th designed to boost private sector demand for construction, help the nation address the infrastructure deficit and cut needless regulations and red tape.‘Allowing this industry to continue to stagnate will have significant long-term impacts on the strength of the labor market and the quality of America’s private and public buildings and infrastructure,’ said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer.View construction employment figures by state and by rank.last_img read more

Shirley, West Babylon Home Invasions Probed

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating two home invasions in as many days in West Babylon and Shirley, including one case in which a victim was stabbed last week, authorities said.In the first case, a man entered a home on Rockledge Drive in Shirley and confronted an occupant inside at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, when the resident confronted the suspect with a knife, a struggle ensued and the victim was stabbed, police said.Then at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, a resident who was laying in bed at their Putnam Avenue home in West Babylon, when the victim was awakened by three-to-four men in dark clothing wielding handguns, police said.The suspects in the second case fled with cash and the victim was not injured. It is unclear if the suspect stole anything in the first case and the victim was treated for their injuries.There were neither any arrests nor description of the suspects in either case. Detectives are continuing the investigations.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Ekpo fumes over Trabzonspor’s Mikel ordeal

first_img The former Super Eagles skipper had to quit the Turkish club on mutual consent after the Nigerian raised an alarm that the league should be stopped over the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Mikel who made 368 appearances for Chelsea between 2006 and 2917, complained that he was not comfortable playing in Turkey during the spread of the virus. Although, Mikel was quoted to have said that ‘there’s more to life than football, saying that he expects everyone to be at home with their families and loved ones at this crucial situation.Advertisement Promoted ContentCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can Resist7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?These Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On EarthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top Former international, Friday Ekpo, has expressed his disappointment over the way John Obi Mikel was poorly treated by the Turkish club, Trabzonspor recently. Loading… And as part of his deal with the club, Mikel has forfeited any future payment from Trabzonspor. “I am highly disappointed in this club. They treated Mikel anyhow. Is it a crime to speak your mind out or kick against what you don’t like?, Ekpo asked. “This issue is between life and death. People are dying every day all over the world, especially in Europe. Why should they behaved in such a manner. “What Mikel did was okay. He tried to make a case for himself and other players in the league. Initially, he was racially abused on the pitch and nothing came out of the case before the coronavirus came up. How do we describe such an unfriendly atmosphere? Players are not slaves. They are there to work for their wages and they should be treated with respect. If Mikel had a good contract, he deserves to sue the club over this treatment,’Ekpo stressed. Read AlsoTrabzonspor Teammate calls Mikel Obi a Legend “Mikel has a right to fight for his safety. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Sunday Scaries Takes a Novel Approach to CBD

first_img Get 1 Year of Green Entrepreneur for $19.99 –shares Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. CBD Green Entrepreneur provides how-to guides, ideas and expert insights for entrepreneurs looking to start and grow a cannabis business. 2 min read Image credit: Entrepreneur Store Next Article Entrepreneur Storecenter_img The market is flooded with cannabis products right now, especially CBD goodies like gummies, tinctures and lotions. Research on CBD’s effects is still being conducted, but there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence touting the hemp extract’s abilities to reduce pain, ease anxiety and keep insomnia at bay.It’s hard to stand out from the competition with all of the options available from hundreds of vendors, but Sunday Scaries has created a line of CBD Gummies that’s targeted at chasing Sunday blues (and hangovers) away.The co-founders of Sunday Scaries, Mike Sill and Beau Schmitt, are two bar owners turned CBD advocates. Stress, sleepless nights and hangovers came with the territory as they searched for a second location for their popular bar. They searched for a solution to the physical discomfort and mild panic attacks they experienced before meeting with investors or after late nights on the town, but they needed something that wouldn’t leave them groggy. That’s when CBD entered the picture.A good friend introduced them to CBD, and the two entrepreneurs immediately saw results. CBD extracts  calmed their nerves and induced mild euphoria without dangerous side effects. However, when they tried to buy their own CBD products, they were overwhelmed with the high price and inconsistent dosing they experienced with tinctures, powders and other formulations. They decided to create their own gummy-infused CBD supplement, aptly titled “Sunday Scaries.”The company’s name resonates with anyone who’s felt dread in the pit of their stomach as the weekend draws to a close. Looming deadlines, Monday morning meetings and headaches from those shots that seemed like a fun idea on Saturday night can all cause the Sunday Scaries, and the company’s lighthearted approach to a common problem is making waves. These gummies are sourced directly from organic, family-owned farms in Colorado, and each bear contains 10mg of CBD for easy dosing on the go.Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies are a reliable, fun introduction to the world of CBD. A bottle usually goes for $39.99, but you can get them right now for only $29.99. March 24, 2019 Subscribe Now Contributor Add to Queue Sunday Scaries Takes a Novel Approach to CBD The startup’s story-based marketing crafts the ‘why’ behind CBD gummies.last_img read more