Business & Career Opportunities

In partnership with the District of Columbia, Hoffman-Madison Waterfront is transforming the waterfront into a new world-class neighborhood. We are working closely with the DC Department of Small and Local Business (DSLBD), the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), and many other local partners to provide opportunities for DC residents and businesses to participate in the construction of The Wharf Phase 2.

DC residents, particularly residents of Wards 5, 6, 7, and 8, are encouraged to review and take advantage of the job and apprenticeship opportunities at The Wharf, listed below.

Download the Construction Jobs and Apprenticeships Flyer

Career Readiness and Pre-Apprenticeship Training Opportunities

Whether you’re looking for a new place of employment or would like to gain skills in a new field of business, you can find a variety of career readiness and pre-apprenticeship training opportunities through The Wharf, including: 

Building Futures provides occupational training with industry-recognized certifications, blueprint reading, construction math, and job readiness training. Graduates are placed into registered apprenticeships and construction jobs. To sign up, contact Sylvia Casaro at or call 202-506-0398.

Skyland Workforce Center provides high-quality workforce development programs in one location, leading to work-ready employee candidates, career-focused job placement, economic self-sufficiency, and improved quality of life. The program leverages its relationships to connect DC residents directly with construction jobs. To sign up, visit their website or call 202-793-2131.

Career Opportunities

DC residents seeking employment and apprenticeship opportunities are encouraged to register for Wharf and District-wide job openings from contractors on the DC Networks website, and to apply for jobs with the following companies working on construction of Phase 2 of The Wharf:

Development Jobs

Hoffman & Associates
Madison Marquette

Construction Jobs with Wharf General Contractors

Balfour Beatty
Donohoe Construction
DPR Construction

Construction Jobs with Wharf Subcontractors

Business Opportunities

Walk along the streets of The Wharf, and you’ll see companies of all types and sizes that give this neighborhood such a vibrant energy. Want your business to be among them? We’re working closely with the District of Columbia to provide you this kind of opportunity.

Hoffman-Madison Waterfront is working closely with the DC Department of Small and Local Business to provide opportunities for DC businesses. We urge DC businesses to apply for certification and to take advantage of the many services provided by DSLBD to DC-certified businesses.

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Wharf Phase 1 Opportunities

Although Phase 2 of The Wharf is still under construction, Phase 1 of The Wharf was completed in 2017 and currently features three office buildings, three hotels, and almost fifty restaurants, shops, and music venues. Collectively, these businesses offer careers in hospitality, services, retail, security, and landscaping.

Learn more about Wharf Phase 1 Contracting and Employment