Job fair aims to employ locals to work on Savannah Arena project

Attendees can explore a career in the construction industry and connect with local unions

Nick Robertson/Connect Savannah
Construction is currently underway on the Savannah Arena project.
Savannah Mayor Van Johnson is urging Savannahians to attend a job fair on Saturday, Feb. 13, for employment opportunities at the Savannah Arena construction site.

At his weekly press conference on Feb. 9, Johnson said that AECOM Hunt will host a job fair at the Savannah Civic Center (301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 13. The fair is open to job-seekers aged 18 and over.

According to Johnson, the Savannah City Council is aiming to increase job options for Savannah residents, and this job fair will provide opportunities for gainful employment.

“The Savannah Arena project has a need for additional workers, and our citizens have the opportunity to be a part of it,” Johnson said. “This is the largest and most significant public infrastructure event in Savannah’s soon-to-be 288-year history.”

Job-fair attendees can explore a career in the construction industry, connect with local unions, discuss training opportunities with WorkSource Coastal, and meet trade representatives in construction industries including the electrical, plumbing, and drywall fields.

Johnson said that after getting involved with the Savannah Arena project, workers will gain new skills that they can utilize in the future. At the job fair, resumes are encouraged but not required, but face masks or face coverings are required for entry.

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