Utica, New York: The Utica Municipal Housing Authority, Norstar Development USA, and community partners will sponsor a free Roosevelt Residences Construction Job Fair for Oneida County residents between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.on Tuesday, May 15 at the Utica Public Library, 303 Genesee Street, 2nd Floor, Utica. Refreshments, giveaways, construction training information, and interviews will be offered to participants.
The job fair is an effort of the Utica Municipal Housing Authority HUD Section 3 Initiative to identify residents interested in construction training, apprenticeship programs, and employment related to the Roosevelt Residences Project. Located in the Cornhill neighborhood of Utica, the Project is currently under construction across eleven (11) scattered sites and will consist of twenty-five (25) buildings housing fifty (50) units of affordable housing. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2019.
Oneida County residents seeking training or jobs in the construction industry are invited to attend. The job fair will help local developers and contractors find persons interested in working on affordable housing and other commercial and residential projects in the community. Construction companies throughout the United States are facing a shortage of trained workers needed for both residential and commercial projects.
The fair is a collaborative effort of the Housing Authority, City of Utica, Norstar Development USA, Utica Public Library, Workforce Development Board, Mohawk Valley Community College Youthbuild Program, Oneida County BOCES, Central New York Labor Council, and other partners to connect residents interested in construction employment with local training programs and employers.
No appointments are necessary. Persons are encouraged to bring their resumes. The Facebook event page is:https://www.facebook.com/events/188528798447148/.