Building trades employment still lags in Valley

Keller, Ben
September 2011
Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;9/2/2011, p8
The article discusses the employment rate in San Joaquin Valley, California. According to the Employment Development Department, construction jobs only increased by a few hundred in July 2011 but dropped by nearly 1,500 from the same time last 2010. It also notes the 2010 employment study released by Fresno Regional Workforce Board which reveals that the construction industry needs 3,384 additional workers such as carpenters, electricians and water construction.


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