Dyer, Commissioner Lynum to Hold Jobs Session for Construction of New
Performing Arts Center
Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 5 City Commissioner Daisy W. Lynum
will host a networking session for contractors building the Dr.
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and residents who have
applied for employment through the City’s BLUEPRINT Employment
Office. Event attendees will receive details about the Dr.
Phillips Center and how they can take advantage of employment
opportunities constructing the project.
The BLUEPRINT Employment Office is a one-stop location designed
to help residents overcome barriers to employment. Since the
office opened, more than 1,900 Central Floridians have found
work through the BLUEPRINT Employment Office.
With the plan to construct a new performing arts center and
events center and renovation to the Citrus Bowl, the City
developed the BLUEPRINT initiative to set standards for
employment and training opportunities for Parramore residents,
the homeless and ex-offenders on the projects. Tradesmen and
laborers who worked on the Amway Center will be given the
opportunity to be the first workers on the Dr. Phillips Center
The “Kick-off to Jobs” event will be held on
Monday, June 6, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
At the Draft Global Lounge & Grille located at
301 West Church Street, Orlando.
About the project:
Construction of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is
expected to fuel an estimated $315 million into the local economy in the
first stage of the project alone. The Dr. Phillips Center will be a
state-of-the-art center and is part of the City’s $1.1 billion Venues
project which includes the new Amway Center, and renovations to the
Florida Citrus Bowl.
For further information:
Contact Heather Fagan, Mayor Dyer’s Press Secretary, (407) 246-3423.