Large global engineering and construction firms appear to be “surprisingly positive in their outlook toward the future,” according to a new survey of executives by consulting firm KPMG International Inc., New York City. About two-thirds expect profits to hold steady or increase in 2010, and 35% say they have not had to cut any staff. But respondents were mixed on benefits of stimulus programs, and results may be skewed by the high proportion of non-U.S. respondents. Source: KMPG International Steps taken to align workforce with workload Source: KMPG International Impact of government stimulus packages over next 12 months KPMG’s survey
The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on what has been a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up major bays and waterways.