IR #2009-34
November 23, 2009

Erika Monterroza
Dean Fryer
(415) 703-5050


DIR’s Public Works Training Seminar: 
 Helping to Build California’s Future through Public Works Construction

Costa Mesa—The California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) announces the fourth in a series of public meetings focusing on Public Works construction projects in California.  This educational seminar is designed to help those working in public works construction understand the laws pertaining the use of public funds. This seminar will have a greater level of information for contractors than past seminars and will kick off with a presentation on the availability of new federal and state stimulus finds for public works.

“By investing and leveraging billions of dollars in the state’s infrastructure over the next 20 years, California can create vibrant economic growth, improve the environment and ensure our infrastructure will accommodate future generations,” said Director John C. Duncan. 

What:Department of Industrial Relations Holds Fourth Public Works Training Seminar for California’s Construction Industry

Who:       Public Works experts from DIR
                 US Dept of Labor representative
When:     Thursday, January 21, 2010

Where:    Orange County Hilton
                 3050 Bristol Street
                 Costa Mesa, California

Why:        To train the regulated public works community about critical issues affecting use of public funds in construction.

The seminar holds importance because billions of dollars in federal stimulus funds will be available for public works construction in the coming years. With this funding, thousands of new and renovated classrooms will be built throughout the state, transportation construction projects will begin to reduce congestion of goods and traffic, and work on dozens of critical levee improvements is already underway. 

This seminar, open to all interested parties, addresses public works legal requirements and opportunities. Training sessions include:

The seminar was developed to complement Governor Schwarzenegger’s comprehensive Strategic Growth Plan to address California’s critical infrastructure needs over the next 20 years.
For more information about this Public Works training session for contractors, go to:


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