As predicted, Hurricane Sandy has produced a spike in jobs in New York. Governor Cuomo announced on Sunday that the Fed has allocated a National Emergency Grant (NEG) of $27.7 million to help put more than 5,000 young and unemployed New Yorkers to work cleaning up and rebuilding communities hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy. FEMA will also begin replacing out-of-state employees with upwards of 700 local hires. Find out if you qualify and how to apply. NOTE: Please do NOT reply in the comments that you need a job. You will NOT get one that way. Use the numbers and links below.
Temporary workers will be hired immediately for short and long term projects (6 months max) starting today. Jobs include construction/laborer positions, debris removal, clearing roadways, buildings/grounds clean-up, humanitarian efforts, and administrative support. Applicants must be unemployed prior to or as a direct result of Sandy to be eligible. Contact the Department of Labor at 1-888-4-NYSDOL (1-888-469-7365) or fill out and submit the online registration form.
Gov. Cuomo said the jobs will pay approximately $15 per hour. In addition to offering benefits and on-the-job experience, each worker will be given assistance in finding their next job. Eligible youth will also be certified in the Governor’s New York Youth Works program.
The Governor’s Jobs Express website has a thick list of FEMA openings for full-time temporary positions that might require specialized skills and/or degrees including Architect, Media Relations Specialist (Russian speaking) and Photographer.
[PLEASE NOTE: All questions and applications for jobs must go through the agencies themselves via the links provided. Do not leave personal contact information in the comments!]