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Voice West - Western States Roofing Contractors Association

Voice West - Western States Roofing Contractors Association

Voice West - Western States Roofing Contractors

Voice Quarter 1: 2013 West Volume 39, Issue 1 of the Western States Roofing Contractors Association Newsletter WHAT’S INSIDE THIS ISSUE? > Rebound in Construction Hiring Offers Hope For Economy > Obama Will Seek Citizenship Path in One Fast Push > Hail Storm Still Having Positive Impact on City of Chico > Western Roofing Expo 2013: June 9-12 Peppermill Resort & Casino, Reno NV > Guest Speaker: Stephen Moore Why Lower Tax Rates Are Good for Everyone > District to Repair Leaky Roofs Rebound in Construction Hiring Offers Hope For Economy Courtesy of: The Washington Post After five years of hemorrhaging jobs, the construction industry has become one of the bright spots of the labor market — a hopeful sign that one of the most damaged sectors of the economy may finally be starting to heal. Overall, the government’s monthly jobs report, showed continued modest growth. The economy added 155,000 jobs, on par with the monthly average for both 2012 and 2011. The unemployment rate remained at 7.8 percent. But a closer look reveals that nearly onefifth of the jobs created were in construction, marking only the third time since the recession ended in June 2009 that the industry has added 30,000 workers or more. The surge capped one of the largest three-month gains the sector has seen since the recession began in December 2007. The return of construction jobs is an especially critical component of the economic recovery. That’s partly because of the sheer number of jobs lost — more than 2 million since 2007 — but also because of fears that many of those workers’ skills may not translate to other industries, rendering them permanently unemployable. “These jobs have been the backbone of the middle class for many, many years,” said Arne L. Kalleberg, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Good Jobs, Bad Jobs. “Now they’re coming back.” The jobs report follows several other encouraging data sets that show year-end momentum in the economy. Automakers reported surprisingly robust sales last month and consumers piled into shopping malls, unfazed by the political wrangling over the “fiscal cliff.” But economists say they are particularly heartened that the uptick in construction coincides with new strength and stability in the housing market, suggesting the gains are more sustainable. > The Dirt on Facebook’s New Roof > Mt. Solo Middle School Roof Design Flaw Costs Taxpayers $1.1 Million > Oregon OSHA Reminds Businesses of Reporting Obligation > Texas Bills Target Crooked Roofers After Dallas Area’s Hail Horror Stories > Jury Awards $6.9 Million to Shocked Roofer > Green Guarantees Vex Firms With Added Risk > EagleView Technologies and Pictometry International Announce Merger > WSRCA Safety Corner: Basic Personal Protection Field Card > Ken’s Legal Corner: Mechanic’s Lien and Bankruptcy > Hazard Communication Standard > WSRCA Officers & Directors > WSRCA New Members

Voice West - Western States Roofing Contractors Association
Voice West - Western States Roofing Contractors Association
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