"At the beginning of the construction the embassy advertised vacancies for local construction workers but for some categories no one came," said Kimberly G. Hargan, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy.
"We think that once the new embassy is finished, people who were involved in construction and were trained according to western standards would be highly marketable," Hargan
"We expect that with the continuing growth and improvement of the economy more western companies are interested in coming here and constructing hotels, office buildings . . . And Armenian constructors can apply their knowledge to the western construction sector in their native country."
But there's still plenty of work for the embassy laborers.The project is scheduled to be completed next March.
As for the need of the new embassy, Hargan
said it was caused from the tremendous expansion of US relations with Armenia in recent years.He
said dozens of sites were evaluated to find one that would best meet the needs of the U.S. and Armenian governments.