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Project BIG STEP will be holding a Latino Construction Fair on Tuesday, April 10, at Centro Hispano for people looking for a career in construction.

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 Latino Construction Fair 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 in a statement. “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.”

At the Latino Construction Fair, 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

For more information about the Latino Construction Fair, call Bill Clingan or Stephanie Moreno at 608-255-0155

Written by Madison365 staff

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