FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 12, 2021
Bryant Payne –
Public Building Commission,
The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) will host two community hiring events, for a variety of upcoming construction job opportunities, for residents of the City of Chicago and for those who live in the community areas where the projects are constructed.
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Wednesday, May 25, 2022
2:00 – 6:00pm 10:00am – 4:00pm
Legler Regional Library La Follette Park
115 S. Pulaski Road 1333 N. Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60624 Chicago, 60651
The PBC establishes city residency and community area hiring requirements for each construction project. This means 50% of the total hours worked on a project must come from City of Chicago residents.
At the outset of a project, the PBC defines the community area, usually the neighborhood and immediate surroundings areas, where a percentage of the total hours worked on a project must be worked by residents of that community area.
“The PBC is committed to providing residents who live in the community with opportunities to work on the projects being built in their community. The PBC has contract provisions that require a percentage of each project’s labor force to be local residents,” said Carina E. Sanchez, PBC Executive Director said. “When project’s contract is awarded to a General Contractor, the PBC works with that contractor to establish the number of positions available to the community based on that project’s manpower schedule. Once that number is established, the PBC schedules hiring events to provide experienced community residents with the opportunity to apply for the available jobs.”
In addition, the PBC also meets on a regular basis with assist agencies, sister agencies and community groups to explore opportunities for increasing community participation on project