DC United Stadium
The WIC partners with DC United, the Department of General Services, the Department of Employment Services, and ANC 6 to ensure that district residents are eligible for first priority hiring for the nearly 900 open job opportunities at the new $300 million, 20,000-seat state-of-the-art soccer stadium being built on the banks of the Anacostia River. This partnership is an expansion of the WIC's workforce intermediary activities. An estimated 300 opportunities will be available during construction, and nearly 600 will be available post construction. A Community Workforce Coordinator reports to the WIC and helps link area residents to jobs on the project and other workforce system resources. The WIC will also assist in additional workforce planning efforts, including the development of training for targeted hospitality and construction jobs.
The WIC partners with developers and contractors on this major southwest DC waterfront project by connecting workforce services through grantees and helping with broader system coordination through regular meetings with key stakeholders. The project is on track to meet First Source goals for DC and Ward 8 residents and roughly 24% of recent AFL-CIO CSA graduates work on the project.