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Are You Unemployed Due to the Collapse of the Construction Industry? Please Consider Your Options

In today’s economic crisis one of the hardest hit groups of people are construction workers. I recently read an article By Kevin O’Leary in where he states that the national unemployment rate fell to 9.7% in January 2010, but in construction it jumped to 24.7% from 18.7% in October. These are frustrating times for any of us that have devoted our lives to building, no matter which trade we are in.
I have been in construction all of my life. I started in the Masonry Trade as a Bricklayer in 1971. I am out of work right now as the result of an injury from falling off of a ladder in June of 2009. This recovery has been tough physically, but the emotional challenge of realizing that when I do recover, “will there be any jobs to go to?” is a real fear I am facing.
Let’s take a good look at our options to create income to support our families.
The Unemployment Benefits Option is a Possibility.
The option of collecting Unemployment has been created as a short term solution. We all know that for sure. This is a Hgtv Decorators process that is frustrating to say the least. I often wonder, how long will this continue to be available to people?
Government Aid is another choice.
I have never been in a position to ask for food stamps or welfare. I can only imagine how difficult this would be. These programs are meant to be entered into Subcontractor Vs Service Provider as short term solutions. The problem is that it makes you depend on the government to provide your needs. Again, as with unemployment, how long can this last?
Starting Your Own Business might be a solution.
You might be looking at this option and thinking, “yeah right, in this economy how would that work!” Well let me tell you something. Anything is possible. How many hours do you have in the day? You have the same amount as anyone else. It’s your choice how you use them.
Sometimes life hands us situations that are beyond our control. As construction workers we all know this too well. Even in good times we still cope with weather conditions that also have a great impact on our income. We all know this to be true. So what do we do? If collecting money from the government will keep you going then I guess that is your choice. Again, how long will it last?
I have made a decision for myself to start marketing online. This has been a challenge to say the least, but I am so grateful to have this opportunity. I didn’t know how to copy and paste 4 months ago, but as a result of meeting a large number of successful Internet Marketers I now have my own website and I know success is possible, and with their help I will succeed too! I just need to believe in myself and ask questions and be willing to …

Please Clients and Boost Your Reputation With a Specialist Builders Clean After a Home Renovation

Domestic construction work in a house that’s occupied comes with its own special problems for a construction company.
Perhaps you’re working on a Listed Building, which comes with its own special requirements for the materials you’ll need to use.
Perhaps there are small children and pets that you’ll need to be extra-careful to ensure there are no stray nails or other small bits of residue left behind that could harm them.
Naturally, you’ll have advised them to clear out and store anything that might get in the way of the work, or at the very least to protect items from paint splashes and the inevitable dust.
Although most building workers clean up at the end of their day’s work, what happens at the end of the job?
It’s inevitable that after any new build or part build some dust hangs around for a few weeks after completion.
It may be worth using a specialist Builders Clean at the end so you can hand over the property to the client with the least amount of inconvenience to them.
Client recommendations, word of mouth or testimonals are the source of many domestic building projects. It could be the detail that encourages them to recommend you to friends and acquaintances considering building and renovation work themselves.
If you do consider using a specialist builders clean company, you will Garden Supplies Bali want to be assured that they can handle the job to your satisfaction.
You’ll need them to be flexible and able to come in at short notice, having first walked round the job with you to understand how to deal with any specialist materials you may have had to use.
You’ll want to know if they can offer the full range of services that might be necessary including removal of debris and rubbish, cleaning of walls, window sills, skirting boards and lighting fixtures, removal of Home Construction India paint splashes, silicon and labels from glass, ealing and polishing of floors, perhaps chrome, laminated and wooden surfaces, vacuuming, spot cleaning and carpet shampooing, internal and outside window cleaning?
For your clients’ sakes you may want reassurance that any specialist cleaning products they’re using are safe to use in an occupied building, are non-toxic, non-flammable and give off no unpleasant fumes.
In a listed building they may need to understand the techniques of treating or cleaning surfaces, such as oiling wood, that can’t be done using modern cleaners.
At the end you’ll want a full report of what they’ve done and a list of any last-minute items that need fixing, anything they’ve spotted that has been left unfinished or damaged, and you may also want to know that they dispose of everything they take away in a safe and environmentally-friendly way.
It may sound like a lot but that little extra investment could make your company stand out from the rest and help you win more business.
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