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  • Work Outlook
    Updated On: Aug 228, 2023

    Updated on third Mondays of each month.
    The Local 697 Business office is located at 7200 Mississippi St., Suite 200, Merrillville, Indiana.

    August 16 , 2023
    Work Outlook : Work remains really good in our area still and is expected to continue for the next few months. Commercial and Industrial work have both picked up in our Jurisdiction. Commercial work includes School Remodels & Upgrades, New warehouses, Data Center upgrade, New YMCA that is just getting started, New Restaurants & Various New Businesses in Our Area. Light Industrial at Cargill, & Huhtamaki , will be ongoing work for IBEW members. U.S.S & Cleveland Cliffs continue to do scheduled maintenance work for this year. Those maintenance calls are mostly working 40 hrs with the possibility of OT. We have seen an increase in calls for these maintenance projects. I do anticipate some calls to start coming in for the Data Center which will be working 5-10s & 8hrs on Saturdays.  
    BP does have a TAR Scheduled for the 11PS in September working 5-6/10s. I do expect calls to be coming in  Late August for that TAR. We have been seeing calls come daily. We also have Industrial and Commerical calls going unfilled, so it is very likely that you will get out to work.     

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    .....Sign-in 7:30- 3:45 M,T,W,Th,Fri,
    Re-sign on the 10th through 16th of each month beginning January 2020. Jobs are updated daily on our  Website:      IBEW697.org  If you are registered on the Out of Work list, you can "bid" on jobs on the website, leave a voice message, or you may still call in between 7:30 and 9 am . Please! Watch the double booking!

      In Solidarity

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    Sign-in 7:30 - 4:00 M,T,W,Th,Fri, 

    Re-sign is from the 10-16th of each month begining January 2020.

    Jobs updated daily on our Website: IBEW697.org

    Note: If you are registered on the Out of Work list, you can bid on jobs on the website, leave a voice message or you may still call in between 7:30 and 9 am. Please! watch the double booking!

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