Minority Contractors Learn About Hotel Construction Opportunities
Recently Potawatomi Bingo Casino held an informational meeting for minority contractors to learn more about opportunities during the construction phase of the casino’s proposed hotel project.
The Forest County Potawatomi Community has a tradition of placing a priority on diverse hiring practices. With that in mind, the Casino has set a goal of awarding at least 20 percent of work related to the hotel to minority contractors and the Tribe hopes 25 percent of all construction workers on the project are residents in Milwaukee.
“It’s important for us to provide these opportunities to a community that has given us so much over the past two decades,” said Harold “Gus” Frank, Forest County Potawatomi Community Chairman. “History has shown the tribe has made diverse hiring practices a priority – not only with the thousands of permanent jobs the Tribe has created, but with the many construction projects related to the investments we’ve made here.”
The hotel is expected to break ground this summer and open in summer of 2014.