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Local Construction Jobs Group Project BIG STEP Holds Career Fair

For more information contact:

Stephanie Miller 608-267-8823

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/4/2018

Issued By: County Executive
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Project Big Step is holding a Latino Construction Fair April 10th from 1 PM to 6 PM at Centro Hispano at 810 West Badger Road in Madison.  People looking for a career in construction are invited to attend. Project BIG STEP works with labor leaders and employers in construction to keep business competitive and promote family supporting jobs.  Project BIG STEP is supported by a partnership between Dane County and the Building Trades of South Central Wisconsin. There will be over a dozen contractors at the event looking to recruit employees.

 

In 2014 Dane County Executive Parisi launched “Project Big Step” to connect skilled employees with construction companies that are ready to hire.  Since 2014 the Dane County Budget has included $30,000 a year to help administer Project Big Step in Dane County.  Modeled after the successful Milwaukee program of the same name, the multi-phase approach works with contractors and the building trades to identify needs for employees for upcoming projects. Big Step will then partner with local community organizations to recruit and train individuals to fill those needs. 

 

“I am proud to have brought Project BIG STEP to Dane County,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “There is a large need for construction workers in Dane county and construction jobs are family supporting jobs. Come on down to the job next week.”

 

Food and Childcare provided during the event

 

Questions? Call Bill Clingan or Stephanie Moreno at 608-255-0155

 

Attendees Can:

• Meet contractors looking to hire a skilled, diverse workforce and pay great wages/benefits

• Talk to professionals who work in the skilled trades and can answer your questions

• Find out about free training opportunities

• Discover how you could earn a family-supporting income

• Youth can sign up for summer activities

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