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Stimulus Package Could Bring Construction Jobs to Maine 

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

construction jobs.

According to O’Dea, 3,200 construction workers have lost their

jobs in Maine in the past year because of the economic slowdown.