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Contract Surety 06.26.2020

New Jersey Resumes Recreational Activities on July 2

On Wednesday, Governor Phil Murphy announced museums, arcades, bowling alleys, aquariums and other recreational activities will open to the public starting next week. Batting cages and shooting ranges can resume Thursday at 25% capacity, the…
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New Jersey Resumes Recreational Activities on July 2
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
Contract Surety 05.29.2020

OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry

On May 27, 2020, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, refreshed its guidance for employers within the construction province. Though not legally binding, contractors are strongly encouraged to follow these recommendations when modifying…
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OSHA Updates COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Industry
Contract Surety 05.28.2020

Mississippi Business Reopen Monday

Governor Tate Reeves of Mississippi announced establishments can start business as usual as of Monday, provided they obey strict safety guidelines to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The governor indicated that as of…
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Mississippi Business Reopen Monday