PBC’s Community Hiring Event Connects People to Jobs

For Immediate Release
March 12, 2024
Bryant Payne – Public Building Commission,
Director of Communications

(312) 742-0878


WHAT: The Public Building Commission of Chicago (PBC) will host the CDOT WPA Street Reconstruction (Fillmore) in-person community hiring event, where 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.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 12th, 2024 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

WHERE: Legler Regional Library | 4434 S. 115 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60624

DETAILS: The CDOT WPA Street Reconstruction (Fillmore) project will take place on Fillmore from Campbell Street heading west to the dead end just before the railroad tracks (west). 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.

“The PBC is committed to providing residents who live in the community with opportunities to work on the projects being built in their community,” Ray Giderof, PBC Acting 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.”

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 www.pbcchicago.com. You can also follow the Public Building Commission of Chicago on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.