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Want to work in the construction of the Wings’ follow-on rink? They’re hiring. Seriously.

On Sunday, the Detroit Free Press's John Gallagher penned an article about Ilitch Holdings' need to fill at least 51% of the construction jobs for the follow-on rink and its surrounding economic development with Detroit residents, with discussions of job-training and recruiting programs necessary as the skilled trades don't employ young people these days, and then I saw this and went, "Huh, oughta post this," because it's rare to basically see a want ad for a $650 million construction project:

Unless you’re already a member of one of the construction trade unions, the best way to look for work on the arena project is to contact the city’s workforce development agency, the Detroit Employment Solutions Corp. The agency helps provide skills assessment, training and job referral services.

Go to the website http://www.descmiworks.com and click on “jobseekers” for more information. The agency also provides access at a variety of schools and community centers throughout the city. You also can visit one of the agency’s one-stop walk-in locations. Locations are:

■ Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner, Detroit 48213
■ SER Metro, 9301 Michigan Avenue, Detroit 48210

■ Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers, Detroit 48235

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The Malik Report is a destination for all things Red Wings-related. I offer biased, perhaps unprofessional-at-times and verbose coverage of my favorite team, their prospects and developmental affiliates. I've joined the Kukla's Korner family with five years of blogging under my belt, and I hope you'll find almost everything you need to follow your Red Wings at a place where all opinions are created equal and we're all friends, talking about hockey and the team we love to follow.