President Donald Trump signed a law that allowed the Department of Interior to hire up to 40,000 workers to build new fences in states where logging is being cut.
Trump’s order also allows for the hiring of up to 8,000 additional wood fencing contractors for the construction of new fencing in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
Trump also signed an executive order allowing for the expedited hiring of contractors who are qualified to build fences in Texas, Georgia and Mississippi.
The order allows for up to 10,000 more construction jobs to be added in 2018.
The Hill article Trump signs order allowing up to 400,000 new construction jobs in 2018 article Trump signed an order Friday allowing the hiring and hiring of more than 400,00 new construction construction jobs for 2018.
The order allows the department to hire 1,000 temporary construction workers and up to 500 permanent construction workers, up from the current 500,000.
Trump signed an additional order directing Interior to “immediately expedite the development of the next generation of border security fencing.”
The order directs the department “to establish and conduct a comprehensive study and feasibility study of the effectiveness of using electronic and non-electronic technologies, including laser technology, for fencing in the U.S. Southwest and to develop and test the feasibility of deploying the technology on the entire U.N. border.”
It also directs the agency to conduct “a comprehensive study” of “building the physical infrastructure necessary for the continued operation of the U.”
Department of Homeland Security, which includes the U., Customs and Border Protection, Transportation Security Administration, Secret Service and Coast Guard.
Trump signs orders for expedited construction jobs and for new hiring, which also allow the hiring in Texas and Mississippi, according to the Interior Department.
The department will “develop a list of qualified applicants who can be hired in the most cost-effective manner and expedite their hiring,” according to a statement from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
The agency will also “conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the use of electronic and/or non-Electronic technologies to build border barriers, including the feasibility and advisability of deploying them on the U .
S. border,” Zinke said in a statement.