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National Museum of African American History and Culture site contractor seeks construction workers

Clark/Smoot/Russell, the general contractor for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, has opened a construction jobs opportunities trailer on the museum’s construction site, located on Constitution Avenue near 15th St. N.W, beginning Aug. 7.

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It will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. to accept job applications. The opportunities center, staffed by CSR’s human resources employees, also will provide information on apprenticeships, construction job training programs and the process for bidding as a subcontractor.

Job applications will be referred to a number of subcontractors who, in turn, will hire their own teams. There will be a number of subcontractors working on the site until the building is completed in 2015. Construction is in its early stages with excavation and excavation-support work continuing for the next three months. Currently, the project employs about 80 people, including heavy-equipment operators, welders and pile drivers. Other skilled trades such as carpenters, concrete finishers and concrete laborers are expected to be on the site by the summer of 2013. At the peak of construction, there will be 400 to 450 workers on the site.

CSR has set up a job information hotline at (301) 272-8188 and a website: