Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th) is urging local residents to
apply to work on the construction of a new $2.7 million modular building that is being built at Columbia Explorers Academy, at 46th and Kedzie in Brighton Park.
The hiring events are sponsored by the Chicago Public Building Commission. They will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday June 1, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6. Both events will be held in the meeting room of the Little Village Branch Library, 2311 South Kedzie Avenue.
"Our community hiring efforts are an essential part of our work in building communities," said Carina E. Sanchez, Executive Director of the Public Building Commission of Chicago. "These projects, combined with the direct economic impact they have had on our communities, underscore the true role of public development in making our city a better place to live, work and raise families."
The Public Building Commission's hiring requirements require that 50 percent of the total construction hours worked on a project must come from City of Chicago residents. "Additionally, it is important to note that a portion of those jobs are set aside for those living in the immediate surrounding areas," Burke said.
Representatives of both contractors and subcontractors working on the project will be on hand to accept applications.
The new modular building will be completed by August of 2018 and provide space for six new classrooms with a modern design and larger windows. Suite improvements will include a new playlot, exterior finishes and perimeter landscape.