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Hawaii Loses 10 Construction Jobs a Day as Rail Work Begins
By Selected News Articles @ 4:59 PM :: 3986 Views :: Labor, Rail

Hawaii Continues Losing Construction Jobs

With rail construction under way and the first pillar erected in Kapolei, the long promised upsurge in construction jobs just isn’t materializing. In the latest figures released today by the Association of General Contractors, Hawaii has lost another 300 construction jobs between April and May, 2012 and has lost 700 construction jobs since May, 2011. Union members who have been led to believe rail would put them back to work can now see that it simply isn’t happening.

Here’s the News Release from the AGC >>> LINK 

State

May

March

April

May

1-mo. % 1-mo Job 12-mo % Total Job

12-mo % change

 

2011

2012

2012

2012

Change Loss/Gain Change Loss/Gain

Rank

Hawaii

28,400 28,100 28,000 27,700 -1.1%          -300         -2.5%      -700 33

Source: AGC America

April Figures: As Rail Project Begins Hawaii Loses Construction Jobs

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