MSD has unveiled an online job portal to help connect local workers with contract holders. MSDJobLink.org launched January 24, during MSD’s “Can You Dig It?” outreach session with potential contractors, engineers, and goods and services providers.
“MSDJobLink.org is a portal for contractors to upload their job opportunities,” said MSD Procurement Manager Sharise Horne. “It is also a portal for individuals, area workforce development agencies and community organizations to upload resumes for view by MSD JobLink registered contractors.”
The site is intended to help MSD contractors fulfill the Local Labor Preference. MSD recently increased its Local Labor Preference for construction to include contracts of $5 million or more. Previously, MSD procurement regulations required a Local Labor Preference for construction contracts of $10 million or more.
“Local labor” is defined as individuals who have a primary legal residence within Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky; and, Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties in Indiana.
MSD is an economic engine in our community, supporting 3,000 jobs annually. Last year alone, construction companies had an opportunity to participate in more than $300 million in MSD construction contracts. The agency is expected to have an economic impact of $4.3 billion over the next 20 years.
For more information, please go to MSDJobLink.org.