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Walsh Construction Recruiting for Construction Jobs in Illinois

Posted on September 21, 2010

Walsh Construction of Chicago has been awarded a contract to build a maximum security prison at Fort Madison and will be recruiting for construction jobs in Illinois. The Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services awarded Walsh the $116 million contract for the 800-bed prison. The plans were announced Monday by the department. Walsh was the lowest […]

Rail Project will Create Construction Jobs in Illinois

Posted on July 27, 2010

The Union Pacific Railroad is close to getting almost $100 million in federal money for track improvements, a move that could create hundreds of construction jobs in Illinois. Sen. Dick Durbin has said that he’s confident this high speed rail project will get off the ground and get going. The current agreement does not allow […]

Construction Jobs in Illinois Will Skyrocket in 2011

Posted on April 19, 2010

Illinois plans a record $5 billion in road work in the next fiscal year, which will open up thousands of construction jobs in Illinois. Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig on Thursday said that will be a record amount. Gov. Pat Quinn announced a five-year, $12.84 billion highway improvement program for 2011 to 2016. State Transportation Secretary […]

Federal Funding to Create Hundreds of Construction Jobs in Illinois

Posted on March 8, 2010

Politicians and transportation officials have announced federal funding to reduce rail congestion and create nearly 1,500 construction jobs in Illinois. The Englewood Flyover bridge project received $133 million in economic stimulus funding. The project will create a railroad bridge to carry the north-south Metra Rock Island District line over the east-west Norfolk Southern/Amtrak tracks at […]

Construction Jobs in Illinois Rank First

Posted on August 24, 2009

Part of the goal of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was to create work for many of the country’s unemployed citizens. The idea worked better in one state, creating several construction jobs in Illinois and helping the state’s economy as a whole. The Federal Highway Administration recently announced that Illinois ranked first among all […]

Illinois Construction Jobs Created by New Plan

Posted on July 13, 2009

A new plan will help create hundreds of thousands of Illinois construction jobs during the more future. Gov. Pat Quinn recently announced the creation of Illinois Jobs Now!, a $31 billion plan meant to aid the state’s lagging economy by creating 439,000 jobs during the next six years. This is the first statewide capital construction […]

Illinois Construction Jobs Funded by Taxpayers

Posted on May 26, 2009

A new program could help create Illinois construction jobs, but at a cost to taxpayers. Last week the Senate approved a $29 billion public works program that would help rebuild crumbling roads and transit systems, in turn creating much-needed jobs. Officials are hoping the House will approve the bill soon. However, the program will be […]

Illinois Construction Jobs Created by Bill, Stimulus

Posted on April 7, 2009

A new bill will help create Illinois construction jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn recently signed House Bill 289, which will help jumpstart Illinois‘ economy and create thousands of jobs through road construction projects. “Illinois has suffered from 10 years without a capital plan,” Quinn said in a press release. “In just 10 weeks we were able […]

Illinois Construction Jobs Created by Lab Funding

Posted on March 23, 2009

A new batch of funding could help create more Illinois construction jobs and other full-time positions. The Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside $1.2 billion in funding for energy projects. Of that money, $48 million will go to two lab projects in Illinois. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory will receive the funding, […]

Illinois Construction Jobs Continue to Decline

Posted on January 27, 2009

As the nation and most industries continue to weather the current economic recession, more Illinois construction jobs are being lost. The State of Illinois‘ construction industry lost 13,400 jobs during December 2008. During the last four months, the construction industry has decreased by 28,300 Illinois jobs, more than 10 percent of the industry’s total workforce. […]

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