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December 7, 2012
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  • Construction sector loses 20,000 jobs in November
    The private sector added 146,000 jobs in November. This brings the unemployment rate down to 7.7%. The numbers are better than had been expected in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, but the number of jobs added in September and October was revised downward. The construction industry lost 20,000 jobs in the month. Bloomberg (12/7), MarketWatch (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News & Trends 
  • Concept-level estimate needed for roof work at Calif. theater
    Work on the roof of a theater in Lompoc, Calif., won't be done this winter to give time for a structural engineering firm to create a concept-level estimate for the project. The roof will need to be replaced, not repaired, and is so unstable that it may not be able to support crews, said city Senior Civil Engineer Craig Dierling. The Lompoc Record (Calif.) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Energy & the Environment 
  • 1 WTC: A green building rising over NYC skyline
    One World Trade Center in New York City will include a range of sustainable features to help minimize the building's environmental impact. Low VOC paint, a wind farm over an observation deck, and glass that lets in daylight but keeps out heat will all be used. There's also a system to collect and reuse rainwater for cooling and irrigation. Green Building Elements (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  In the Office 
  • Tax-planning strategies to employ as the year comes to an end
    As the end of the year rapidly approaches, now is the time to be thinking about your tax bill. It might be a good idea to offer dividends before the end of the year and to think about accelerating expenses, according to Samuel DiSalvo of Freed Maxick CPAs. Businesses should also review the potential financial impact of the health care law, he noted. Forbes/Sageworks Stats blog (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Government & Regulatory 
  • Why aren't more business owners seeking SBA disaster-relief loans?
    The Small Business Administration's disaster-relief loan program hasn't received as much interest from company owners as one might expect in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. That might be because of misconceptions about the program, according to spokeswoman Kathy Cook. For example, some business owners might incorrectly assume they need insurance to qualify for such a loan. In addition to the SBA, disaster-relief loans are being provided by the New York State Emergency Small Business Loan Program and nonprofit lenders. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NRCA News 
  • Join NRCA now
    Join NRCA by Dec. 31 and receive $100 off your membership dues. With the limited-time offer, you also will receive up to $1,500 worth of NRCA publications and DVDs free, including The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems -- 2012. When you join NRCA, your company will be listed in NRCA’s online Membership Directory and online referral service, which generates thousands of leads each month; have access to customized worker training programs tailored to your company’s specific needs; gain priority access to NRCA’s technical experts for answers to questions about roof system performance, materials and application techniques; and receive a host of additional money-saving benefits. Learn more, and join NRCA. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NRCA offers Toolbox Talks Set
    NRCA offers its Toolbox Talks Set, which contains 104 safety lessons. Each lesson includes safety-training tips with illustrations detailing key points and questions to stimulate discussion. Topics addressed in Toolbox Talks I include burns, hazard communication and warning-line systems. Topics addressed in Toolbox Talks II include electrical safety, equipment safety, fall protection and repetitive-stress disorders. The member price for the set is $110, and the retail price is $220. Purchase it here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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