CTA Hosts Outreach Event to Connect Career-Seekers with Workforce Agencies, Contractors and Union Representatives

August 7, 2023

Anyone interested in a career in construction is invited to learn about CTA construction projects, the job opportunities on them and workforce resources available

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) will host building trade labor unions, workforce partners, and contractors in the construction industry in an event on Tuesday, August 8, to connect individuals interested in career resources, training and job opportunities on CTA’s transformational projects, such as the Red & Purple Modernization (RPM) Phase I, Red Line Extension (RLE), the All Stations Accessible Program (ASAP), the Western Brown Line station rehabilitation and the multi-phased Forest Park Branch Rebuild.

This workforce outreach event includes the opportunities to engage with workforce agencies and connect with contractors and union representatives such as:

  • Local 150 – Operating Engineers
  • Local 134 – IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)
  • Local 9 - IBEW
  • Indiana Illinois and Iowa Foundation for Fair Contracting
  • Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • HIRE360

“This event provides a unique opportunity to develop partnerships with organizations such as the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, HIRE360, Operating Engineers Union, and two Electricians local unions,” said JuanPablo Prieto, CTA Director of Diversity Programs. “At the end of the day, all the organizations and businesses participating want to see that we promote diversity in construction, and it’s a mission of the CTA to provide opportunities for the workforce building trades, that provide family-sustaining, middle-class jobs. CTA strives for workforce on our projects that reflects the communities we serve.”

Tomorrow’s event is the latest in a series of measures taken by the CTA to extend career opportunities to help foster economic growth in the communities it serves:

Tuesday, August 8

4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Harry S. Truman College

1145 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago IL 60640

Registration: http://Q3Workforceoutreach.eventbrite.com

CTA will continue to host various outreach events to connect career-seekers with resources and opportunities in the construction industry. CTA also hosts various outreach events leading up to the start of project work and throughout the projects’ progression to encourage participation from small, diverse businesses that wish to participate and has several programs to support small business development. 

Contact CTA’s Diversity Programs at diversity@transitchicago.com if you have questions about the event. 

Firms and individuals interested in participating in events can learn at www.transitchicago.com/diversity-programs/


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