construction jobs http://www.kplu.org en Pontoons taking shape, creating jobs in Aberdeen http://www.kplu.org/post/pontoons-taking-shape-creating-jobs-aberdeen <p>Washington State is the floating bridge capital of the world. We have four of the most famous ones, including the longest: <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/News/2012/04/05_SR520_Construction_Drawspan.htm">State Route 520, which is about to be replaced</a>.</p><p>What holds them all up? Giant floats made of concrete, called pontoons. The first and<a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/SR520/Pontoons/default.htm"> largest of them</a> are being manufactured in Grays Harbor, near Aberdeen.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:06:10 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4754 at http://www.kplu.org Pontoons taking shape, creating jobs in Aberdeen Labor groups want job stimulus plan http://www.kplu.org/post/labor-groups-want-job-stimulus-plan <p>Labor leaders in Washington are urging state lawmakers to pass a $2 billion construction jobs package. The Washington State Labor Council and other labor organizations held a press conference Wednesday in Olympia.</p><p>Among them, unemployed worker Ben Mahre . He says he lost his job a year and a half ago, and with it, his retirement fund and medical benefits.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:23:52 +0000 Azusa Uchikura 3929 at http://www.kplu.org Wash. eyes $1B stimulus plan to aid construction http://www.kplu.org/post/wash-eyes-1b-stimulus-plan-aid-construction <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &mdash; Washington lawmakers are looking at a $1 billion stimulus package to help create construction jobs.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:23:30 +0000 The Associated Press 3920 at http://www.kplu.org