The massive Miami Worldcenter project will be hiring construction workers at a job fair in Overtown on Tuesday.
Plumbers, carpenters, concrete finishers, painters, laborers and other trade workers are needed, according to a news release from developers. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Historic St. Agnes Episcopal Church located at 1750 NW Third Ave.
Priority will be given to hiring residents of the Southeast Overtown/Park West and Omni Community Redevelopment areas, the Overtown community and other in-need areas of Miami and Miami-Dade County.
Some community activists have criticized subsidies given by city officials to the mixed-use project in Park West, saying the deal will not provide enough jobs and investments for locals in Overtown.
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But developers say the Worldcenter project will create 18,000 direct jobs for Miami and help revitalize a depressed area.
“Miami Worldcenter will create much-needed employment opportunity for the deserving residents of Overtown,” Nitin Motwani, managing principal of Miami Worldcenter Associates, said in a statement. “We’re working with a number of organizations at the grass roots level to ensure an inclusive process.”