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Pasadena Residents Invited to Construction Job Recruitment Event

Published on Saturday, October 25, 2014 | 2:44 pm

Pasadena residents interested in working on the Glenarm Repowering Project as union carpenters, cement masons and pipe fitters are invited to attend a job recruitment event Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

As part of its long-term power supply plan, the City is replacing an aging power generating unit at the historic Glenarm Power Plant with more efficient and environmentally friendly technology. The upgrade will reduce the plant’s emissions, improve reliability and provide a backup for intermittent renewable resources such as wind and solar.

Through its “Pasadena First: Buy Local” initiative, the City launched an outreach campaign last fall to encourage Pasadena residents to join the Los Angeles and Orange County Construction and Building Trades unions to help complete the multimillion-dollar project.

An agreement between the project’s prime contractor and the unions calls for at least 25 percent of the project’s payroll to be allocated for Pasadena residents. At least 15 percent of the subcontracting and procurement is designated for Pasadena businesses. As of Oct. 10, 2014, Pasadena residents account for 32.5% of the reported certified payroll, and Pasadena businesses account for 27.3% or $451,208 of the total contracting and procurement.

During the recruitment event, Pasadena residents can learn about employment opportunities and receive application assistance from three local apprentice programs.

• The five-year Steamfitter and Industrial Pipefitter Apprenticeship Training Program provides paid, on-the-job training and technical instruction for participants ages 18 and older who hold a high school diploma or GED. For details, call (310) 660-0035.

• The Southern California Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Program provides world-class curriculum and on-the-job training for more than 300 apprentices each year. For details, call (626) 523-2828 or visit

• The four-year Carpenters Apprenticeship Program provides on-the-job training, individualized coaching and supplemental instruction at local training centers. For details, call (213) 739-9339 or visit

Hundreds of Pasadena job seekers have already registered for job referrals and are encouraged to join the unions, with help from Flintridge Center, Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Los Angeles Urban League and Women at Work. Visit for details.

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