As preparations continue for the construction of the Marion County Community Justice Campus, the city of Indianapolis will Wednesday afternoon host a construction trades job fair. The event will feature representatives from various trades organizations to discuss possible job and training opportunities related to the more than $570 million project.
The job fair, being held in conjunction with Indiana Careers in Construction, will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Florence Fay Senior Apartments at 2815 English Avenue on the city's southeast side. Attendees will learn about classes, apprenticeships, and on-the-job training opportunities.
The city broke ground on the project's $55 million first phase in July. Land preparation is ongoing at the site of the former Citizens Energy Coke Plant in the Twin Aire neighborhood in Indy. When complete, the Community Justice Campus will include a consolidated county jail, courthouse, an assessment and intervention center, and a professional office building that will house the Marion County Prosecutor's Office and Public Defender Agency.
The city says the project will also spur additional investment for office and retail construction.
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