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CTA Reaches Out To Hire Local Workers For The Red Purple Modernization Project

The CTA and Walsh-Fluor, the company selected for the rebuild of the Red Purple Modernization Project (RPM), will be holding a series of construction career networking fairs. According to them, they hope to find workers to diversify the project workforce and reach disadvantaged persons and communities throughout Chicago.

The project, which is expected to begin this Fall and be completed by 2025, will require an influx of workers into communities including Edgewater. The fair will give attendees the chance to learn how to become eligible to work on RPM Phase One and projects similar to it.  Union representatives and job assistance agencies will be on hand to speak with people who seek the job opportunities.

Participants will learn about the positions available for the project, the skills needed for them, and it could lead to work in the near future. Walsh-Fluor also stated that this could lead to other Chicago area projects as the company seeks to find skilled local workers.

The first fair will be on Wednesday, August 28 at the JLM Center (2622 W. Jackson Blvd) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is a free event and those who wish to attend can register here. Space is limited.


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