Stimulus: Construction Workers Say, Bring It On

Mike Agostini needs a job. Having worked in the construction industry for 15 years—starting out as a laborer and moving into supervisory positions—he was laid off in January 2008 by a Kissimmee (Fla.) real estate firm. Agostini, 45, had been earning $93,000 a year supervising repair work on homes the company sold. Now he is collecting unemployment insurance on an extension; his last check will arrive next week. He says he's willing and able to do any construction job that might come of the $825 billion stimulus package that is working its way through Congress.

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