San Antonio International Airport having a record-breaking run
San Antonio’s airport is seeing more and more passengers, and construction jobs are plentiful as Texas still rebuilds after Irma.
San Antonio Int’l Airport Setting Records
San Antonio International Airport, which set several passenger records in 2017, has extended that streak.
Biz Journals says more than 702,000 ticket holders passed through the Alamo City terminals in January.
That’s the 19th consecutive month in which the airport hit a new high for passenger activity.
International travelers were up 22 percent from a year ago.
Construction big in Texas
Construction added thousands of jobs in the U.S. in February as rebuilding continues to go on in hurricane hit areas of Texas.
About 21,000 people were hired in texas and florida.
In all ADP says the U.S. added 235,000 workers last month.
The government reports its jobs figures tomorrow.
Possible Gas Tax Increase
The U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Trucking Association told lawmakers that now is the time to increase the gas tax on roads.
An 18 to 20 cent tax per gallon has been the number that seems to be gathering support.
If the gas tax is raised, it would be the first time in a quarter century and would help pay for crumbling roads and bridges.
Energy Job Postings Up
Linkedin says energy job postings are up from a year ago.
It says the recovery in the oil market is leading to more hiring.
Overall, linkedin says january and february were strong months for jobs especially in engineering.
Amazon’s Alexa may be lauging at us
Amazon’s alexa scaring people with seemingly random laughter.
They went to Twitter to ask others about the creepy laughing.
Amazon says it aware of it has a fix to disable the command-Alexa laugh.