A contractor trade group says nearly
4,000 construction jobs will be created in Maine under President
Obama’s economic stimulus bill that is being debated in Washington.
John O’Dea, chief executive officer of the Maine chapter of the
Associated General Contractors of America, said yesterday that
Maine stands to get at least $317 million in new construction
investments under the stimulus bill.
He said the funding would result in the creation of 3,830 new
According to O’Dea, 3,200 construction workers have lost their
jobs in Maine in the past year because of the economic slowdown.