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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Yesterday, the White House Council of Economic Advisers released its latest quarterly report on the economic impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.   The report found that the Recovery Act is already responsible for saving or creating 2.5 to 3.6 million jobsAnd for every government dollar invested in Recovery Act programs, private companies and others are co-investing with nearly three times as much outside investment. [White House, 7/14/10]

Providence Business News (Rhode Island) - Stimulus has raised employment in R.I. by 11,000 jobs, while Mass. sees 79K jobs

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 raised employment in Rhode Island by an estimated 11,000 jobs as of the second quarter 2010, according to an ARRA quarterly report released Wednesday.

The report found that so far the Recovery Act has raised national employment by creating and/or saving between 2.5 and 3.6 million jobs. In addition to the job impact in Rhode Island, the report estimates the Act has contributed to 79,000 jobs in the Massachusetts as of the second quarter 2010. [7/14/10]

The News Journal (Delaware) - Federal report: Stimulus funds created 9,000 jobs in Delaware

A new federal report on results from the national Recovery Act estimates that economic stimulus spending created some 9,000 jobs in Delaware and cut taxes for 300,000 families -- numbers higher than local tracking efforts suggest.

At last report, Delaware has received $1.48 billion in stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act so far.

About $968 million has come directly to the state government to close the budget deficit and pay for schools, transportation, housing, energy and other projects.

The new federal report estimated that the Recovery Act has accounted for 53,000 jobs in Maryland, 94,000 in New Jersey and 130,000 in Pennsylvania. [7/15/10]

Hawaii 24/7 - Projected impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on County of Hawaii

ARRA boosted Workforce Investment Grant funding in 2009 and 2010 to the County by $1.3 million to train adults, dislocated workers and youth. The expanded programs were used to develop a youth summer internship program to serve 268 economically disadvantaged in-school and out-of-school youth; to provide job training to an additional 100 adult participants; and to train another 210 dislocated workers.

An additional $1.1 million ARRA Work Force Development Grant was received in 2010 through the state Department of Human Services and directed to state Department of Labor in County of Hawai`i to employ more than 400 youths ages 14 to 23 this summer at government agencies and non-profit organizations. [7/14/10]

Eastern Group Publications, Inc. (California) - Youth Summer Job Program Gets Fed Funds

A $25 million federal stimulus grant will help create temporary jobs for 10,000 needy youths in Los Angeles this summer, it was announced Wednesday.

Hire L.A.'s Youth 2010 Employment Program will provide youths ages 14-24 with six-week paid internships in July and August. [7/15/10]

KITV ABC-4 (Hawaii) - DOT Approves Pier 29 Reconstruction

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved reconstruction of the Pier 29 container yard at Honolulu Harbor.

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday in a Washington news release that the department has signed a $24.5 million grant agreement with the state Department of Transportation Harbors Division.

The money comes from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, program. It's part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The work is expected to begin in August, providing immediate construction and construction-related jobs for more than 300 people, officials said.  [7/13/10]

Southeast Missourian - Youth Corps workers a relief to Trail of Tears staff

…part of the State Park Youth Corps, a statewide initiative launched by Gov. Jay Nixon about four months ago at the park. The corps, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is available to workers ages 17 to 24 who meet income eligibility requirements.

For Trail of Tears' small staff, the extra help is a welcome relief.

The state's work-force investment boards are responsible for implementing the corps program. June O'Dell, president of the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri, said 91 corps workers have been placed in the 12 parks and historic sites within the board's 13-county service region.

Last year, the board placed 500 people in a similar summer internship program, also funded with stimulus funds. That program, which includes more than 110 employers throughout the region, continues this year. The board is looking to fill more than 360 slots by September, O'Dell said. [7/15/10]

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