Good news for job growth. Approximately 157,000 private-sector jobs were added from May to June. According to some economists, this number is way above estimated projections. The unemployment rate is still hovering right above 9 percent, but in this economy, we will take any good news.

Even the construction industry is sharing a little bit of positive news. The Associated General Contractors of America found that 120 out of 337 metropolitan cities increased construction jobs between May 2010 and May 2011. The other 217 cities either lost construction jobs or stayed stable with last year. While it’s not entirely good news, it is news that job growth, specifically construction jobs, are moving in positive territory.

So how is your company doing? Are you adding more employees? Also, tell us about the region of the country you are in. Tell us if job growth is slow or taking off.

And while we are on the subject of jobs, make sure you check out the BNP Architecture, Engineering, Construction Career Center. BNP, the parent company of Snips, teamed up with BirdDog to help connect those in the construction industry with qualified workers. You can find out more information by going