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Contract Surety 07.27.2020

Colorado Governor Sets Alcohol Restrictions

Refill, please! Governor Jared Polis of Colorado announced he is reducing call hours from 2 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the next 30 days. However, this rule does not restrict restaurants and bars from operating past 10…
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Colorado Governor Sets Alcohol Restrictions
Contract Surety 07.27.2020

June Construction Employment Skyrockets

Great news for contractors! Per an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America, or AGC, employment within the construction province has bloomed from May to June in 31 states and the District of Columbia. “The…
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June Construction Employment Skyrockets
Contract Surety 06.29.2020

Governor Murphy Reopens NJ Schools

This fall, New Jersey schools must include social distancing and face masks as part of a new COVID-19 safety initiative for students and staff. Governor Murphy has partnered with the Department of Education Commissioner Laont…
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Governor Murphy Reopens NJ Schools
Contract Surety 06.18.2020

Construction Permits Rise in Latest Report

Though home construction had paused in the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems the construction industry is seeing a significant turnaround. This month, building permits were up 14.4% over April, with…
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Construction Permits Rise in Latest Report
Cyber 06.18.2020

Amazon Fights off Largest Ever DDoS Attack

Amazon announced its cloud-services provider, Amazon Web Services, recently fended off the greatest DDoS cyber-attack in history. Amazon web services, which offers the very infrastructure hundreds of companies rely on, defended itself against a Distributed…
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Amazon Fights off Largest Ever DDoS Attack
Contract Surety 06.11.2020

A Contractor’s Guide to Overcome Unforeseen COVID-19 Struggles

The coronavirus pandemic has created serious disruptions across all industries. Construction contractors and skilled tradesmen and women are doing all they can to keep their businesses afloat during difficult economic circumstances. Below are important strategies…
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A Contractor’s Guide to Overcome Unforeseen COVID-19 Struggles
Contract Surety 06.09.2020

Construction Employment Surges in May

Last month, the construction industry created 464,000 net new jobs, the greatest monthly jump in construction jobs yet and a dramatic improvement from April, which recorded the industry’s largest month-over-month job loss. Per an Associated…
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Construction Employment Surges in May
Contract Surety 06.08.2020

New York City Restarts Construction During Phase One Reopening

Following a three-month delay, New York City construction sites are scrambling to resume operations and complete their projects. Manufacturing, wholesalers, “non-essential” retailers and construction workers can revive Hundreds of thousands of workers will be returning…
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New York City Restarts Construction During Phase One Reopening
Contract Surety 06.01.2020

Cambridge Massachusetts Issues Revised Construction Order

On May 21st 2020, the MA Sector Specific Workplace Safety Standard for Construction Sites, the MA Safety Standards and the MA COVID-19 Checklist in Cambridge just released a modified temporary emergency construction order permitting construction…
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Cambridge Massachusetts Issues Revised Construction Order