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92 jobs in Maui County attributed to stimulus funds

May 3, 2010, 10:30 AM HST
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By Wendy Osher

Federal stimulus funds are credited for creating more than 2,566 jobs in Hawaii in the first quarter of the year—that according to the clearinghouse that tracts the data.  442 of the jobs were created through federal stimulus contracts, with the remaining 2,124 jobs created through stimulus grant funding in the first quarter of the year covering January 1 – March 31, 2010.

Aerial file photo of Kahului, Maui by Wendy Osher.

An estimated 92 jobs were in Maui County including: Kahului 27.7, Wailuku 23.4, Kihei 12.8, Kaunakakai 10.5, Hoolehua 6.5, Makawao 5.7, Hana 3.8, Lanai City 1.5 and Pukalani 0.5.

Nineteen jobs are being attributed to the Kahului Airport Apron Pavement and Structural Improvements project.  Jobs created include:  Construction Supervisor, Pavement Saw Cutting, Carpenters, Masons, Pavement Stripers, Construction Labor, Surveyors, and Truck Drivers.

A total of eight jobs were created through the installation of the Explosive Detection System at Kahului Airport.  Work began on May 15, 2008 and testing was completed on the South Matrix of the system in August of 2009.

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Other work in Kahului includes a contract to help in the supply of liquid-tight flexible non-metallic conduit and fittings to support the Hawaii Volcano Observatory; a sub award to construct a new Emergency Operations Center at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; and a subcontract for the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, collection systems and green infrastructure.

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The state has received nearly $218 million in stimulus funds so far.

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