Crosstown Concourse seeks 100 workers at job fair

The companies and organizations to be located in Crosstown Concourse are gearing up for the spring opening of the 1.5-million-square-foot complex with a job fair. 

Tenants including Methodist Healthcare, Church Health, Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors, Crosstown Arts, The Curb Market Crosstown, LEDIC, NexAir, ISS Facility Services, ALSAC, Mama Gaia and G4S will be on-hand to hire more than 100 workers. 

The Crosstown job fair will take place Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 438 N. Cleveland Street, behind the Cleveland Street Flea Market. 

Positions are available in healthcare, arts, operations, retail, and security with experience and skill requirements of all levels. 
  
Crosstown Concourse is working with Workforce Investment Network, Urban League, the Memphis Area Transit Authority, and Opportunity Youth Network to increase awareness of the event and provide a limited number of free bus passes to help job seekers make it to the fair.
 
“Making sure that everyone has equal access to the same information about new jobs at Concourse is a commitment we made related to our various public, private and philanthropic funding sources,” says Crosstown Concourse co-leader Todd Richardson.
 
“The job fair is just one, but very important, way we're getting the word out about new jobs.  Concourse is going to be an incredibly unique place to work and we hope the workforce is a diverse group of people representing all walks of life.”
 
Coffee from French Truck Coffee and frozen treats from MemPops will also be available at the event.
 
The job fair comes just three weeks after Crosstown Concourse formally announced a May 13, 2017 opening day.

The mixed-use redevelopment will include restaurants and retail, a small grocery, a fitness center and health clinics, a charter high school, a contemporary art center, commercial offices and 265 loft-style apartments. 

This project is expected to create 800 jobs and generate more than $37 million in new wages annually.
 
“Over 1,000 construction jobs were created by Concourse; now it's time to move onto filling the hundreds of new permanent jobs available, whether with the development itself or our wonderful tenants," Richardson added.
 

Read more articles by J. Dylan Sandifer.

J. Dylan Sandifer is a freelance writer. A Memphian since matriculating at Rhodes College in 2008, she has also been a contributor for the Choose901 blog. 
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