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Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Clean Energy Works for Us

Thursday, March 20th, 2014
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS ANNOUNCED IN 2013 FROM

Solar power generation was the year’s top sector with more than 21,600 jobs announced. Other strong sectors included building efficiency (12,500) and public transportation (11,400). Job announcements were made in 46 states, with California’s roughly 15,400 jobs topping the list. California was followed by Texas, Hawaii, Maryland and Massachusetts.

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Hardhats for Highways: Tell Congress How Many Jobs Are At Risk

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Hardhats for Highways is organizing a call to action for construction workers across the nation.

Starting April 1, 2014, contractors, construction business owners, labor leaders and everyone else representing constituents in the highway industry are asked to visit their Congressional delegations to deliver a hardhat. Every hat will be affixed with a sticker detailing the number of jobs at risk in each firm. If the deluge of hardhats piling up in offices throughout the nation don’t get Congress’ attention, the numbers certainly will.

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Washington, DC: The Blue Plains Tunnel Project

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Washington, DC: The Blue Plains Tunnel Project

LiUNA! Mid-Atlantic is working with Traylor/Skanska/Jay Dee to complete the DC Water Blue Plains Tunnel Project in Washington, DC. See the story of how this job is helping with local hiring in the DC Metro Area

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National Solar Jobs Census

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Solar Workers

THE SOLAR FOUNDATION
The National Solar Jobs Census 2013 is the fourth annual update of current employment and projected growth in the United States solar industry. Data for Census 2013 is derived from a statistically valid sampling and comprehensive survey of 15,437 employers throughout the nation, in industries ranging from manufacturing to construction and engineering to sales. The rapid pace of change in this industry has warranted annual updates that examine the size and scope of the solar labor force and employers’ perspectives on job growth and opportunities.

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Michigan Transportation by the Numbers

Friday, January 24th, 2014
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TRIP
With a current unemployment rate of 9.0 percent, Michigan must improve its system of roads, highways and bridges to foster economic growth and keep businesses in the state. In addition to economic growth, transportation improvements are needed to ensure safe, reliable mobility and quality of life for all Michiganders. Meeting Michigan’s need to modernize and maintain its system of roads, highways and bridges will require a significant boost in local, state and federal funding.

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Oil & Natural Gas Transportation & Storage Infrastructure: Status, Trends, & Economic Benefits

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Base Case Direct Capital Investments  Cumulative

AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
Over the past five years, unconventional oil and gas activity has thrust the nation into an unexpected position. The U.S. is now the global growth leader in crude oil production capacity growth, adding nearly 1.2 million barrels per day (mbd) of capacity over the 2008 – 2012 time period. In addition, the U.S. is now the largest natural gas producer, at 65 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day. At the same time, unconventional activity is spurring the growth of natural gas liquids (NGLs) production, adding over 500,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day since 2008. This has brought the total increase in liquids production capacity to some 1.7 mbd since 2008.

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Teaching Retired Drivers to Use Public Transportation

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Teaching Retired Drivers to Use Public Transportation

Next City is a non-profit organization and online media publication dedicated to connecting cities and informing the people who work to improve them. In response to the Ram “Farmer” commercial which premiered during the NFL Super Bowl XLVII

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Kinston, NC: Global TransPark

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Kinston, NC: Global TransPark

The North Carolina Global TransPark is a 2,500 acre, multi-modal industrial park offering unparalleled access to air, rail, highways and North Carolina’s two international ports. The GTP boasts a pro-business climate aimed at growing the aerospace, logistics, manufacturing, emergency services, defense contracting and supporting industries. -NCDOTcommunications on YouTube.

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The Detroit Bus Company

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
The Detroit Bus Company

Young entrepreneur Andy Didorosi believes that the way to Detroit’s new era depends on better leadership and a solid connection between the city and the suburbs. So when the city in 2012 axed its plans to build the M-1 light rail, the transit solution that would’ve bridged that vital connection, Didorosi was mad as hell. […]

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How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
Many airports are working hard to improve efficiency and to offer a positive passenger experience before and after security checkpoints. Why is this? According to J.D. Power, “Happy passengers are super spenders.” Loyal air passengers and increased revenues to the airport sponsors are among the top priorities for airport management.

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