Con­struc­tion in­dustr y job fair

South Florida Times - - METRO - Staff Re­port

LAUD­ERDALE LAKES, Fla. – The con­struc­tion in­dus­try sec­tor con­tin­ues to ex­pe­ri­ence growth across the state. Re­cent data from the Florida De­part­ment of Eco­nomic Op­por­tu­nity shows that Broward County added 4,300 con­struc­tion jobs over the year, with an av­er­age an­nual wage of nearly $50,000. There are cur­rently more than 51,000 in­di­vid­u­als em­ployed in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try through­out the state – a 9.2 per­cent in­crease from May 2017.

Ca­reerSource Broward and Broward County Li­brary will host a con­struc­tion in­dus­try job fair on Wed­nes­day, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Broward County Laud­erdale Lakes Li­brary/Ed­u­ca­tional and Cul­tural Center, 3580 W. Oak­land Park Blvd. Laud­erdale Lakes. The one-day hir­ing event aims to help con­nect job seek­ers, dis­lo­cated work­ers and evac­uees from Puerto Rico and the Vir­gin Is­lands with em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties through­out South Florida.

"South Florida’s econ­omy is do­ing ex­tremely well, but we rec­og­nize that there are still some em­ploy­ers in cer­tain in­dus­tries that are hav­ing a dif­fi­cult time re­cruit­ing, train­ing and keep­ing skilled work­ers,” said Ma­son Jackson, Presi- dent/CEO of Ca­reerSource Broward. “We’ve iden­ti­fied that there is a la­bor short­age in the con­struc­tion in­dus­try, and as more and more peo­ple be­gin to re­lo­cate to our re­gion and busi­nesses look to ex­pand, the de­mand for skilled work­ers is sure to in­crease.”

Some of the em­ploy­ers sched­uled to par­tic­i­pate in the job fair in­clude Broward County govern­ment, Ad­vanced Roof­ing Inc., Florida Power & Light Co., Al­le­giance Crane & Equip­ment, CJM Con­struc­tion and Mil­spec In­dus­tries Inc. Avail­able po­si­tions at the hir­ing event will in­clude HVAC tech­ni­cian, mechanic, crane op­er­a­tor, ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant, ware­house as­so­ciate, elec­tri­cian, roof­ing spe­cial­ist and more.

There is no cost to at­tend the job fair, but pre-reg­is­tra­tion is en­cour­aged. Reg­is­tra­tion can be com­pleted on­line by vis­it­ing http://bit.ly/2018-CIJF-Job­seeker. Uber will also be of­fer­ing job seek­ers a way to the hir­ing event at a dis­counted rate. Those need­ing a ride can re­ceive 20 per­cent off their door-todoor Uber fare, both ways, by us­ing the code “CAREERSOURCEFL.” For ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion about the event, con­tact Ju­lia Costin at (954) 677-5555, ext. 1035, or jcostin@ca­reer­source­broward.com.

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