Help wanted signs out at Fort Bragg

FORT BRAGG On Monday, the contractor posted the first of what's expected to be thousands of BRAC construction jobs.

Click here to view the job opportunities.

Right now the contractor is looking for carpenters, concrete laborers, supervisors and equipment operators.

"This is significant in that you can really see BRAC actions being implemented," Ex-Director of the BRAC committee Paul Dordal said. "We're hoping that they will primarily hire local talent and skilled labor to build the headquarters."

The $286 million building will be the new Headquarters for Forces Command and Army Reserve Command. Officers and civilian workers in Georgia have been planning the move for months. The commands are relocating to Fort Bragg as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Plan.

Experts say FORSCOM's move will completely transform Fort Bragg and surrounding communities.

Our economic opportunities are going to change for this community for our city, our citizens our children and great," Dordal said.

There is a lot of work going on off post. Trees have been cleared as part of the new 295 bypass that will intersect Bragg Boulevard. near the base. Initially BRAC Officials say these first job openings are few, but over the next three years they expect to hire over 2000 workers.

The new headquarters has to completed by 2012.

The company is also accepting applications on Fort Bragg at 82422 Scott Street, near the former main post bowling lanes.

A job fair is set for Thursday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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