Project leaders overseeing construction of Music City Center are reaching out to Davidson County’s Hispanic residents who are interested in working at the 16-acre construction site south of Demonbreun Street.
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announced on Wednesday that it has joined the Music City Center Workforce Development Program to assist Hispanic residents in Nashville who are seeking construction jobs at the convention center.
According to a news release, the Hispanic chamber will have applications available at both its downtown and south Nashville offices and will interview job seekers to review what construction-related skills they possess. The Hispanic chamber will also help applicants navigate the application process.
“Applicants will be screened for qualification, interviewed by program facilitators and undergo job readiness training to ensure preparedness to be successful on the job,” the news release said.
The Hispanic chamber is the latest community-based organization to join the workforce development program, which currently has 14 partners, some of which provide job training as well as referrals. Members include the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, the Martha O’Bryan Center, the 15th Avenue Community Development Corporation, and the Tennessee Technology Center at Nashville State Community College.
Of the 315 workers currently at the convention center site, eight percent have been placed through the workforce development program.
Over the three-year construction of the $585 million convention center, the project is expected to create 3,000 jobs. No more than 600 workers are expected to be employed at the site at any one time.
People looking for construction jobs with the convention center can apply at the Hispanic chamber’s downtown office on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is at 530 Third Ave. S., Suite 5.