Meet the Faces of Fellwood – Published in the Savannah Tribune May 5, 2009
Section 3 Participation
Sustainable Fellwood Subcontractors continue to employ local residents of Chatham and surrounding Counties. During the month of May, 91 (local residents / 57%) out of 160 (total number of workers on-site for May) were employed on Sustainable Fellwood – Phase I. A total of 203 (47%) local residents have been employed on Phase I.
To-date (as of May 31, 2009) 455 workers have been badged. Estimated Average number of workers on-site daily: 32. All workers on-site are required to present documentation to support their ability to work legally in the United States; provide proof of identity and proof of employment authorization. This is an E-Verify worksite.
Construction Apprentice Participants
CAP* students hired to-date: A total of 14 CAP participants have been hired on Phase I. During the month of May, 3 CAP Participants worked on-site.
- Catamount Constructors, Inc. – 1
- Gibson Specialty – 2
*CAP is a collaborative effort between Step Up Savannah, Chatham County, and Savannah Technical College and the Home Builders Association of Savannah.
A total of 17 individuals were hired as new employees in May and 209 individuals were hired to-date as a result of this project.
Department of Corrections
Two (2) individuals have been hired from the local Transition Center.
- Total workers (Badged to-date): 455 (as of May 31)
- Total workers on-site May: 148
- African-American (AA) – 68 / 46%
- Hispanic – 23 / 16%
- Caucasian – 57 / 38%
The project continues to receive large numbers of interested persons daily looking for employment. An average of 25 people visit the site weekly looking for employment. ‘Interest Intake’ forms completed by individuals interested in working on the site are filed for potential future employment opportunities.