Project falls under new City hiring policy that mandates 35% local hires
COMPTON – On Monday, March 14 at 10 a.m. applicants interested in working on the Central Avenue Reconstruction Project can attend a recruitment information session held by the City of Compton’s CareerLink at 700 N. Bullis Road. Positions available include laborer, laborer apprentices and drivers. All applicants must live in the city of Compton. Laborer and laborer apprentices must have some experience in concrete and other construction labor work. Drivers must have a Class A driver license with two years of experience and bring their H6 print out to the recruitment session. For more information, please call (310) 605-3050.
“As promised, new local employment opportunities are now available as part of the Central Avenue Reconstruction Project,” said Mayor Aja Brown who introduced Compton’s new First Source Hiring Policy which was approved by the City Council. “With the First Source Hiring Policy a 35% minimum of local hires is mandated for city funded and assisted projects which will put more Compton residents to work in their own city.”
About the Positions Available
Functions essential to Laborer & Laborer Apprentices positions include but are not limited to standing, sitting, stooping, bending, walking and lifting heavy objects (70 pounds) during the course of the workday. Those hired are required to work on an asphalt crew. Positions are temporary. Drug free employer therefore, you must pass a drug test.
Entry-level truck drivers will be hired to haul materials including excavation from the street to and from the job site in Compton to Downey at the material site. Entry-level drivers start at $20.00 per hour. For teamster truck drivers who work on site base pay rate is $28.52 per hour plus prevailing rate benefits. All drivers must have a DMV printout with less than 2 points and a class “A” license. A drug test is required by Federal requirements and is subject to DOT drug screens and a physical.