- Second District
More than 5,000 job seekers headed down to the job fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles in search of work. The job fair hosted by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, was the last stop on the “For the People Jobs Initiative” ending the five city tour that included stops in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Miami, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia.
All day, attendees flocked to the various booths to speak to over 150 employers from various industries such as Technology, Transportation, Education, Government, Entertainment, Non-Profit, Retail, Health, Finance, and Construction. Among the employers was Skanska/Rados who was recently awarded a $542 million contract by the Exposition Construction Authority for phase 2 of the Expo Corridor light rail. Clark Construction who was recently awarded a $151 million design-build contract by the Board of Supervisors to renovate the County’s historic Hall of Justice also hosted a booth accepting resumes from job-seekers.
Hawthorne resident Cheryl Maniece noted, “There are too many people out of work. I’m not understanding why that is. This is an affluent nation.”
As part of the requirement for participating employers in the job fair, each employer had to have jobs openings readily available. The crowd of attendees came to the job fair professionally dressed, ready to network, and with resumes in hand. Job seeker, Micheaux Fortson, captured the sentiment of the day. ”America is in need. All generations, ages, races, everyone here needs a job. I definitely need one.”
The MTA will host a “Meet and Greet” networking session for all interested prime and subcontractors on September 12, 2011 at the MTA Headquarters Building, One Gateway Plasa, Los Angeles, CA 90012, in Metro’s Board Room on the 3rd Flor. The meet and greet session will begin at 1:00 PM and is highly recommended for all prime contractors seeking to participate on this project.
The Crenshaw/LAX Project is an 8.5-mile light rail line that will extend from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw Boulevards to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX Station. The Project will serve the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Hawthorne, and El Segundo and portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County.
The Crenshaw/LAX project is currently scheduled to obtain final environmental clearance in September 2011 and a Record of Decision in October 2011.
An RSVP is required for the “Meet and Greet by September 6, 2011, to Sonya Turner at: email@example.com
For additional information please contact Keith Compton at (213) 922-2406, or Sherman Gay at (213) 922-3502.