HUDSONVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- There are new developments on the job search for hundreds of Lamar Construction workers who were laid off last week.
On the job sites and off, construction workers consider themselves a tight-knit community.
"Construction is a family," says Paul Lemley, chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors of West Michigan.
In some ways, that makes the good times even better and the bad times even worse.
"I feel very disrespected first and foremost of how they did the layoffs," former Lamar Construction worker, James Lepior told WZZM 13 last week.
"Our first reaction was, 'These are our brothers and sisters that are out of work right now, and we need to help them,'" says Lemley.