Jobless Rate slides to 7.6%

The U.S. economy added 88,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said. The unemployment rate, obtained by a separate survey of U.S. households, fell one-tenth of a percentage point to 7.6%. Economists had forecast that nonfarm payrolls would rise by 200,000 and the unemployment rate would hold steady at 7.7%.

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 Heavy Equipment Operators

Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 Heavy Equipment Operators Heavy equipment operators from capitalized on the opportunity to practice using their heavy equipment at the Haramura training area near Hiroshima during Exercise Thunder Horse, March 17-22, 2013. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – The Marines practiced digging 14-foot trenches and individual fighting positions in an… Read more »

March 26, 2013

Lake County cities sharing their heavy equipment: Whatever happened to …? By Peter Krouse Whatever happened to a study commissioned by Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost that explored the idea of Lake County municipalities sharing their heavy equipment, such as road graders and street sweepers? The study turned into a resolution that the county and… Read more »

CA Board Seeks 8.6 Billion in BONDS

The project eventually is supposed to link Northern and Southern California with trains traveling up to 220 mph. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The California High-Speed Rail Authority voted Monday to issue nearly $8.6 billion in taxpayer-approved bonds to build the nation’s first bullet train as the state rushes to begin construction in July. Officials are… Read more »

OSHA Talks Crane Certification

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a third informal stakeholder meeting to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. The third meeting will be held from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2013. The two meetings currently scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon… Read more »