Pastor Shane B. Scott (Courtesy photo)

Investments are coming to South L.A. from “Build Back Better,” the Olympics, and other construction projects in the region.  Many of these dollars have a local hire component and Pastor Shane Scott, chair of Macedonia Community Development Corporation, wants to make sure that  workers in South L.A. can take advantage of these employment opportunities.

Macedonia CDC has partnered with the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters and its Brother’s Keeper program to recruit, train, and prepare the local workforce. A Zoom presentation will be held on February 24, at 10 a.m. The public can email [email protected] to get the link to attend the event.

Explaining his motivation for organizing the workshop, Scott said, “In meetings with developers, contractors, and lenders, I had feedback that those job creators believe there is no qualified workforce in South Los Angeles.  I wish I could tell you I did not expect ‘The Establishment’ was going to find a way to bamboozle us out of local hire opportunities. I cannot stand by and let this happen.”

Scott, who is also the senior pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, invites the public to participate in the training. The program is part of Macedonia CDC’s mission “to create and to implement creative, sustainable and transformative economic, community and housing development programs for the greater Watts community.”