MDES hiring workers for storm recovery efforts
by For the MBJ
Published: May 24,2011
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is hiring more than 500 temporary workers to help communities recovering from tornado and straight-line wind damage.
The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the agency a $7-million National Emergency Grant to hire workers to help governments and nonprofits assisting with disaster recovery.
Workers can earn $7.25 an hour to $25 an hour, depending on the jobs and prevailing wages in their areas. Those affected by the storm are given priority in hiring.
These temporary jobs last up to six months or until the worker earns $12,000, whichever comes first. Unemployment Insurance benefits may not be collected while working these jobs.
The jobs include debris cleaners, humanitarian aides, drivers, office workers, social service aides, construction workers and others as needed.
This grant covers areas damaged by tornadoes and straight-line winds, declared disaster areas by the federal government and eligible for public assistance. This includes the following counties: Attala, Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Montgomery, Monroe, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman, Scott, Smith, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster and Winston.
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