Want to work on the new District Detroit complex, where the Detroit Red Wings will be playing (as well as additional housing and retail)? Here’s where to go.
A series of District Detroit job fairs will be held at various locations in Detroit neighborhoods from March 26 to May 14. All sessions will run from 9am-3pm. The complete schedule is available below:
- Thursday, March 26: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren
- Wednesday, April 1: Greater Grace Temple, 23500 W. 7 Mile
- Thursday, April 16: Don Bosco Hall, 19321 W. Chicago
- Wednesday, May 6: Patton Recreation Center, 2301 Woodmere
- Thursday, May 14: Northwest Activity Center, 18100 Meyers
These meetings offer Detroit residents the chance to:
- Meet with skilled trade associations
- Learn about training and financial aide programs available
- Get assistance with GED preparation and testing
- Register with Detroit Employment Solutions for construction jobs
- Connect with community resources that can assist with childcare
Olympia Development of Michigan (they’re the people pulling the project together) will be onsitealso conducting interviews for parking attendant positions for the Detroit Tigers 2015 season. The general contractor for the new Detroit Events Center, Barton Marlow Hunt & White, will also be accepting applications for construction jobs expected to start in the next few months.
“We are committed to ensuring that Detroiters benefit from this transformational initiative,” said Christopher Ilitch, President and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, Inc. “With at least $100 million in job-related income expected for Detroiters through construction of the Detroit Events Center alone, these job fairs are another important step in bringing opportunity to our community as this development comes to life.”
The District Detroit will also attend the job fairs, looking for potential employees. It has goals of 51% Detroit resident participation and 30% Detroit business participation to help build the new Detroit Events Center. More information on The District Detroit and job opportunities is available at DistrictDetroit.com/jobs.
Construction for The District Detroit is slated to start this spring. The arena and office development building is expected to open in 2017. Estimates put the construction of the arena and the nearby District at $1.8 billion in economic impact and 8,300 construction-related jobs.