December 4, 2012

CT seeks up to 120 to fill storm-cleanup slots

Superstorm Sandy storm damage, flooding.

Connecticut is ready to hand out temporary paid storm-cleanup assignments to as many as 120 jobless state residents, authorities say.

The jobs program is the fruit of a $1.8 million federal grant the state got in the wake of October's superstorm Sandy, officials said Tuesday.

"In addition to temporarily hiring those who have been dislocated or are unemployed, this federal grant will assist the state and our cities and towns in rebuilding in the wake of this devastating storm," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement.

Under the terms of the grant, applicants must be unemployed as a result of Storm Sandy, or they must have been unemployed prior to the storm and no longer receiving unemployment benefits or other income supports.

Interested workers should email their closest CTWorks Career Center and provide name, address, phone number, email address and current employment status.

CTWorks Career Center contact information can be downloaded on CTDOL's website at www.ct.gov/dol by clicking on the "Storm Sandy temporary employment opportunities" link.

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