Sun Life Stadium and Operation 305 today announced a partnership to engage local small businesses and job-seekers to ensure the modernization of Sun Life Stadium hires a diverse Miami-Dade workforce. The two organizations will work closely with South Florida Workforce, which will serve as a digital clearinghouse for interested applicants.
“Modernizing Sun Life Stadium will create thousands of jobs for Miami-Dade and pump millions of dollars into the local economy. To ensure that the benefits of this project stay in Miami-Dade, we will be working with Operation 305 and local business leaders to recruit local small businesses and local workers for the construction and ensure that we are hiring a diverse Miami-Dade workforce for this project,” said Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee.
“With Miami-Dade’s unemployment rate at nearly 10%, our community needs the thousands of jobs that the Sun Life Stadium modernization will create. Operation 305 looks forward to building on the success with the Port of Miami Access Tunnel project and is proud to be partnering with the Miami Dolphins on the Sun Life Stadium modernization project,” said Christopher Hodgkins of Operation 305.
“In the coming weeks, we will be hosting Opportunity Fairs across Miami-Dade, as we prepare for the Sun Life modernization project, which is expected to break ground this year. As we move forward on this project, we will continue working to ensure that a diverse Miami-Dade workforce is hired,” added Marsha Jackman.
The first Operation 305 Opportunity Fair will take place between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on Thursday May 2nd, 2013 at Sun Life Stadium and will allow applicants to register with South Florida Workforce for stadium modernization project opportunities. Attendees can also participate in interview and resume workshops and learn about other employment opportunities that are currently available with the Dolphins, Sun Life Stadium, and many of their largest vendors. Miami-Dade County residents interested in attending may pre-register https://iapps.southfloridaworkforce.com/dolphinsrenovation/