Union unveils Port of Miami tunnel work website

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Construction workers hoping to get some work on the Port of Miami tunnel project now have a new place to turn for help.
The Construction and Craft Workers’ Local Union 1652, a Miami affiliate of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, has launched a recruiting effort it has dubbed BUiLD 305.
LiUNA Local 1652 is currently accepting applications and is evaluating thousands of those applicants for a few hundred positions expected for the project, according to a news release.
There are 164 construction workers already on the job, more than 73 percent of whom live in Miami-Dade County.

“This level of participation shows that the promise of local jobs is being met,” LiUNA Local 1652 President Albert Huston said in a news release. “Every day, this project connects more skilled people from our community with work.”
Once completed, the project will provide direct access between the Port of Miami and Interstate 395 and Interstate 95, and create another entry to the port, which should reduce the number of trucks clogging the streets.

Huston has collaborated with Bouygues Civil Works Florida, Miami Access Tunnel and South Florida Workforce Development to find qualified applicants from the thousands that were submitted at career fairs in the last year.

Construction workers can also apply in person at any of the five South Florida Workforce Development locations, Local 1652’s office at 799 N.W. 62nd St. in Miami, or call (305) 405-9675 for more information.