A recent survey found that the economic-stimulus package will not prevent sweeping layoffs in road and transit construction. Economic conditions will force 44% of contractors to lay off more employees, according to the Transportation Construction Coalition, of which AGC is a member. "It is impossible to overstate just how difficult current conditions are or how dire the outlook for next year is," AGC chief economist Ken Simonson said. Meanwhile, an analysis found that some recipients of stimulus funds overstated the number of jobs created.
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