Construction career kick-off event to be held at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Saturday, March 22

CCIC Save the Date

The Los Angeles Urban League, in collaboration with Walsh Shea Corridor Constructors, Metro and other agencies, invites job-seekers interested in construction careers to attend a kick-off event for the Construction Careers Information Center (CCIC). The CCIC will be operated by Los Angeles Urban League and will serve as a community hub for information about careers, services and skill development opportunities. Event details are as follows:

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza
The Bridge
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4005 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(Presentations will be held every hour, on the hour)

The press release from Metro is after the jump.

Walsh/Shea Corridor Constructor (WSCC) and the Los Angeles Urban League in conjunction with Metro will host the opening of the new Construction Careers Information Center at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridge section of the mall, near Macy’s and is open to the public.

Participants will include general contractors WSCC, Turner Construction and Balfour Beatty, PV JOBS and public entities including Metro, Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles Unified School District, California Employment Development Department, City of Los Angeles and Trade Unions.

Representatives of those agencies will provide information on employment opportunities in the construction industry, as well as on career and skill development services. The center will be a valuable resource for those pursuing careers in the construction industry.

Metro is building a $2.58 million Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line that will add  8.5-miles to the Metro Rail system. It will connect the Expo Line with the Green Line via the Crenshaw District and the City of Inglewood.

Thanks to Measure R, Metro will within a year have five rail projects under construction simultaneously in Los Angeles County. Crenshaw/LAX, Expo 2 and the Foothill Extension rail projects currently are under construction and soon the Regional Connector and the Purple Line Extension will be underway.

For more information call the Los Angeles Urban League at (323) 299-9660 extension 2220 or e-mail or visit

3 replies

  1. What the Crenshaw Line will be marketed as (color, number, letter, name, etc.) is really unimportant as compared to the fact that something is being built. It may carry multiple services in the future.

  2. I am opposed to the Crenshaw Line. How can they have a rail line without a color? 🙂