You enjoy hard work, and you get a great deal of satisfaction from solving difficult problems and delivering a job well done. You think things through, and you are good at recognizing and managing risk. You love your team. You believe in communicating with them—all the time. Does this accurately describe you? If the answer is yes, you may have a bright future with the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team.
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Provide overall leadership and direction of project teams, finances, and construction of industry leading projects.
- ENTRY-LEVEL: As a young construction manager, you will grow your foundation by enhancing your skills in project management, field supervision, quality control, and safety management.
- SKILLED LABOR: Practice your trade on an interesting and complex project with our team. Whether you are already in the trades or are looking to looking join a union and begin a career in the trades, our program has opportunities for you.
- INTERNSHIP/CO-OP PROGRAM: Our internship/co-op program will prepare you for leadership positions both on and off the jobsite.
We’ve expanded our workforce opportunity outreach!
To help economically disadvantaged individuals and/or dislocated workers get access to job and skills training, the CTA has partnered with two respected workforce assistance agencies, Hire 360 and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership to connect interested individuals with training and apprentice opportunities.
To provide interested individuals with safe access to opportunity, both HIRE 360 and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership are offering virtual services to individuals interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry. Walsh-Fluor recommends connecting with both of these workforce assist groups to learn more about the trades and apprenticeship programs and to develop integral skills to become competitive candidates for the RPM Phase One project, and other construction projects throughout the Chicagoland area.
If you are interested in beginning a career in the trades, download our Construction Careers Information Guide, which includes valuable information on how to become involved with the local unions.
APPLY FOR A SKILLED LABOR JOB
The Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team is excited to bring hundreds of quality careers to Chicago residents. Walsh-Fluor, alongside our workforce partner, Trinal, is committed to connecting communities with pre-apprenticeship and career training opportunities. If you are in the trades and interested in working on the RPM Phase One Project, CLICK HERE TO APPLY.
Use the Opportunity Code 749R6D when applying for skilled labor positions with our team.
Walsh-Fluor is committed to achieving the CTA’s Workforce Hiring Goals for RPM Phase One.
- Economically Disadvantage Area
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that provides comprehensive counseling, retraining, and career development to eligible individuals seeking a career in the trades.
The goal of the program is to increase the employment, job retention, earnings, and career advancement of U.S. workers by providing quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business.
Who is Eligible?
Eligibility is determined on a case-by-case basis, interested individuals must meet with a Career Coach at a WIOA delegate agency.
Targeted populations include:
- Low-income individuals
- Basic skills deficient individuals
- Public assistance recipients
- Dislocated workers (individuals who have been terminated or laid off through no fault of their own)
- Separating service members
- Individuals who are displaced homemakers
- Individuals who are military spouses of active duty service members and who meet certain criteria
Economically Disadvantaged Area Zip Codes
Our team is actively engaging with, and committed to hiring, residents from the identified economically disadvantaged area (EDA) zip codes throughout the Chicagoland area. Click on the maps below to view specific targeted zip codes within 70 miles of the project area.
An apprenticeship is a paid period of training that allows you to learn a particular skill or set of skills. Apprenticeships range from two to five years in duration and are required by all trades.
Walsh-Fluor Workforce Projections
Below are the anticipated craft labor needs and expected timeline for RPM Phase One. This information is subject to change as the project progresses.
INTERNSHIP & CO-OP PROGRAM
Walsh-Fluor’s Internship/Co-Op Program will prepare you for leadership positions both on and off the jobsite. Our program allows you to travel across the United States and through operational divisions to gain hands-on experience in project engineering and field management. We carefully match you with positions related to your academic and career goals, setting you up for the right career path after graduation.
For more information, or if you are interested in applying to our Internship/Co-Op Program, visit the links below:
- Walsh Internship Opportunities – https://www.walshgroup.com/careers/collegerecruiting.html
- Fluor Internship Opportunities – https://www.fluor.com/careers
The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund
MEET THIS YEAR’S SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval Carter, Jr., and Chicago Public School (CPS) CEO Dr. Janice Jackson announced in June that three recent CPS graduates have been named recipients of the Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund, the first students to be awarded these scholarships since the program was launched earlier this year.
Watch the video below to meet this year’s scholarship recipients:
The scholarship program provides $5,500 per year for four years to economically disadvantaged students who plan to pursue studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) for engineering and construction-related degrees.
The innovative partnership from the CTA, the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team, and Chicago Scholars will provide college scholarships and mentoring support, along with access to career development opportunities, to guide students in launching careers in the construction and engineering industries.
Eligible students must be enrolled in a CPS or CPS-supported high school and currently part of the Chicago Scholars program. Eligible students must also be enrolled in STEM coursework, have a GPA of at least 3.0, and a good attendance record.
The Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund is a partnership between the Chicago Transit Authority, the Walsh-Fluor Design-Build Team, and Chicago Scholars. For more information about the program, click here.