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The District Detroit: Six Job Fairs in 60 Days

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The District Detroit is inviting Detroiters seeking construction and construction-related career opportunities to a series of six District Detroit job fairs being held over the next 60 days.

The series kicked-off at Wayne County Community College – Eastern District this past Wednesday. More than 1,000 Detroiters attended to meet with skilled trade unions; register with the City’s workforce agency, Detroit Employment Solutions; and access training and financial aid resources.

Olympia Development was there to recruit candidates for parking positions for the Detroit Tigers 2015 season.

“This job fair was a big success for us. We were able to conduct interviews and offer 50 jobs on the spot to Detroit residents, said Ray Pope, Human Resource Specialist for Ilitch Holdings. “Bringing these job fairs to the neighborhoods makes it easy for job seekers to connect with these opportunities. It’s a win-win for everybody.”

The full schedule of job fair events is:

  • Thursday, March 26: Charles H. Wright Museum, 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

All sessions will run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For more information on The District Detroit and job opportunities and training for city residents, go to

Excavation for The District will begin this spring. Office, retail and residential buildings – as well as the new arena – are scheduled to be complete in 2017. Construction of the arena and surrounding District is expected to generate at least $1.8 billion in total economic impact, 8,300 construction and construction-related jobs and 1,100 permanent jobs. 

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