Connecting Residents to the Diverse Range of Career Paths in the Construction Industry

For Immediate Release
May 14, 2024
Bryant Payne – Public Building Commission,
Director of Communications

(312) 742-0878

WHAT: The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) will host in-person and virtual community hiring events for the Kenwood Academy Link and Mechanical Project. Job seekers can explore work opportunities, connect with hiring managers and learn about the diverse range of career paths available in the construction industry. Job seekers can engage in real-time conversations with hiring managers, making the application process more personal and accessible.

In person
Monday, May 20, 2024
10:00am – 2:00pm

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
10:00am – 4:00pm

In person
Harris (Harriet) Park | 6200 S. Drexel Ave Chicago, IL 60637

Follow link to schedule an interview

DETAILS: The Kenwood Academy Link and Mechanical Project includes the construction of an enclosed second level elevated link between the main Kenwood Academy building and Canter building along with site enhancements for landscaping, parking and interior mechanical updates. The hiring event is open to all residents interested in exploring construction career opportunities on any of PBC’s upcoming projects.

The PBC establishes city residency and community area hiring requirements for each construction project. 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.

“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,” Ray Giderof, PBC Acting Executive Director said.

About the PBC: The Public Building Commission of Chicago manages construction and renovation projects for the City of Chicago and its sister agencies.  Additional information about the PBC and its projects can be found at You can also follow the Public Building Commission of Chicago on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.