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Posted: December 14, 2016
Last modified: January 19, 2017

The I-4 Ultimate team expects to grow considerably by the middle of next year, as work continues on the 21-mile makeover of Central Florida’s busiest roadway

Some of those new jobs will be filled by transfers within the companies and subcontractors building the project. But there is a strong need for more workers. People with construction experience are always welcome to apply, but even those without craft skills or experience are encouraged to consider putting in an application at the Recruitment and Training Center in downtown Orlando.

SGL – the joint-venture of Skanska, Granite and Lane on the I-4 Ultimate project – has committed to teaching construction skills to 250 people through its on-the-job training program.

As of early November, 70 people had completed the program and another 30 were currently enrolled. So there are 150 more openings in the on-the-job program to be filled during the life of the project.

“Come in and talk to us,” said Bryan Grassing, Human Resources Service Director for Skanska USA. “We are looking for people who have a good attitude, good work ethic and show a willingness to learn.”

The team is trying to make the application process as simple as possible while still ensuring that the best candidates are hired. The project’s Recruitment and Training Center at 409 W. Robinson Street is located close to Lynx’s main bus station in downtown Orlando. In addition, the staff is bilingual and no appointments are necessary.

Grassing noted that there are opportunities for those with construction experience to learn new skills and those who train on-the-job will have acquired marketable skills that will last even beyond the completion of the I-4 Ultimate project in 2021.

“We’re training people with lifelong skills,” Grassing said.

For more information on available jobs and the times to apply, visit i4ultimate.com/jobs. Jobs also are posted on a board just inside the entrance to the recruitment center in downtown Orlando.