Swire Properties, in partnership with the South Florida Workforce Investment Board(SFWIB), today announced the creation of a virtual job fair for Brickell CityCentre, the $1.05 billion mixed-use development currently being built in downtown Miami. The online recruitment partnership, launched at a breakfast hosted by the Beacon Council, has been developed to promote broad, community-based hiring in connection with Swire Properties’ Brickell CityCentre project.
“We are pleased to be working with South Florida Work Force to ensure that job availabilities created by Brickell City Centre are widely promoted and filled within our Miami market,” said Chris Gandolfo, senior vice president, development, Swire Properties. “As a company with more than 30 years in Miami, we are truly invested in helping our economy prosper.”
Frank Nero, President of the Beacon Council, acted as Master of Ceremonies and introduced speakers that included City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado who spoke about the economic benefits of projects such as Brickell CityCentre and district Commissioner Marc Sarnoff who also spoke of the catalytic impact of the project. Also in attendance were Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford, along with US Department of Labor officials Paulette Lewis and Millie Herrera.
To accomplish the online recruitment goal, the partners have created a web portal accessible via South Florida Workforce’s website, www.southfloridaworkforce.com, to post job openings and receive job applications related to Brickell CityCentre. In addition to matching applicants and openings, SFWIB will assist in publicizing and promoting the website with community groups throughout greater Miami in order to reach the broadest possible range of job seekers. Brickell CityCentre’s consultants, including Turner Construction Company and Arquitectonica, have also agreed to support the broad-based recruitment effort by posting job openings ranging from professional to manual labor.
City of Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, whose district includes the area where Brickell CityCentre is being built, said, “Technology is essential in today’s modern workplace and it goes without saying that technology is likewise the most important component to reaching a diversified workforce.”
As Rick Beasley, executive director of South Florida Workforce, noted “we know that web-based recruitment is an effective means to promote community hiring and we are delighted to work with Swire Properties on making this platform available to Brickell CityCentre.”
About Swire Properties
Swire Properties, established in Miami since 1979, is one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban office, hotel and condo real estate. Known for its $1 billion master‐planned development of Brickell Key along the Miami River in downtown Miami, Swire continues to shape the Miami skyline with its latest project, Brickell CityCentre, a landmark $1.05 billion mixed‐use development comprising a gross floor area of 5.4 million square feet including office, residential, hotel, retail and entertainment space and underground parking.
MIAMI | February 12, 2013