DETROIT (WXYZ) — Under Mayor Mike Duggan's Executive Order, local construction companies are required to use 51 percent of Detroit labor on publicly-funded construction projects.
As a result, the City of Detroit has announced a large scale construction careers hiring event to help these construction companies comply with the requirement.
The hiring event will take place on Wednesday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center on 18100 Meyers in Detroit.
Detroit residents with experience or interest in construction and construction-related fields, such as commercial driving, to meet with more than two dozen metro Detroit contractors to fill open positions.
Participating companies include:
- Alberici Constructors, Inc.
- Angelo Iafrate Construction
- Atsalis Brothers
- BlackBerry Systems
- Cadillac Asphalt
- Century Cement Co
- Commercial Contracting Corporation
- Giorgi Concrete
- International Building Products
- Leidal & Hart
- LP Industries
- Major Cement Company
- P.K. Contracting
- Ram Construction Services
- Rauhorn Electric Inc.
- Scodeller Construction
- Z Contractors
- City of Detroit departments, including BSEED and DWSD
“One of our key goals is to ensure that Detroiters play a major part in the development opportunities happening in Detroit“ said Charity Dean, whose Civil Rights, Inclusion and Opportunity (CRIO) Department is tasked with monitoring compliance with EO2016-1. “With the construction season ramping up, this is the perfect time for employers who need to hire Detroiters to meet the Detroiters who want construction careers.”
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