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Central 70 hosts a Virtual Hiring Fair for job seekers looking for a career in construction

June 11, 2020 - Denver - Join us on June 17 at 3:30-5 p.m.

DENVER — Despite an increase in unemployment rates across the country, hiring is still taking place within the construction industry. The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Central 70 Project, in partnership with WORKNOW, wants to help connect job seekers to construction jobs not only on the Central 70 Project but across the Denver metro area. Join three subcontractors and four signatory unions, along with Central 70 and WORKNOW representatives to start your career in construction. Please note, experience within the construction industry is not required to attend the career fair or apply for the following open positions:  

  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic

  • Structures Foreman

  • Laborer  

  • Carpenter

  • Electrician 

  • Operator

Central 70 Hiring Event Graphic - Virtual Hiring Fair Wednesday June 17, 3:30 - 5 p.m.

 

Please keep in mind, participating in this virtual hiring fair does not guarantee employment on the Central 70 Project. 

What: Central 70 virtual hiring fair
Who: This event is open to the general public

When: Wednesday, June 17, 3:30 - 5 p.m. 

Where: Facebook Live on the Central 70 Project Facebook page. Please register in advance here. To comment or ask questions, participants will utilize the comment section of the live video and representatives will respond as quickly as possible.

Please direct any questions or technical assistance needs to [email protected]. Note, if you do not have a Facebook account, you can still access the Central 70 Facebook page and watch the live streaming or recording, commenting will just be restricted.

If you are unable to watch the live streaming of the hiring fair, a recording will be posted to the Facebook page and website following the event. 

Translation: Spanish translation services will be provided. Details will be forthcoming in the Facebook event invitation, and during the hiring fair

About the Central 70 Project

The Central 70 Project will reconstruct a 10-mile stretch of I-70, add one new Express Lane in each direction, remove the aging 56-year-old viaduct and lower the interstate between Brighton and Colorado boulevards. More information on the Project, including a list of the Project’s community commitments, are available at central70.codot.gov.

COVID-19

Safe transportation infrastructure is essential for emergency first responders and freight drivers as Colorado navigates the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, road maintenance and construction continues on CDOT projects with social distancing and other health safety measures to reduce COVID-19 exposure on the worksite. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced guidelines for construction activities. The public is urged to join the campaign for #DoingMyPartCO by practicing social distancing, wearing face masks, staying at home when possible, and avoiding nonessential travel. With fewer vehicles on the roads, CDOT crews will be able to work more efficiently and safely. 

Whole System.Whole Safety 

Earlier this year, CDOT announced its Whole System — Whole Safety initiative to heighten safety awareness. This initiative takes a systematic, statewide approach to safety combining the benefits of CDOT’s programs that address driving behaviors, our built environment and the organization's operations. The goal is to improve the safety of Colorado’s transportation network by reducing the rate and severity of crashes and improving the safety of all transportation modes. The program has one simple mission—to get everyone home safely.

Stay Informed

  • Text Alerts - Text Central70 to 77948

  • Email Updates - Sign up for Project Updates at c70.codot.gov 

  • Website - c70.codot.gov - Traffic Impacts page 

  • Watch progress on the webcam 

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