Dis­as­ter re­lief em­ploy­ment avail­able for Broward res­i­dents

South Florida Times - - METRO - For more in­for­ma­tion about Ca­reerSource Broward’s Dis­as­ter Dis­lo­cated Work­ers Pro­gram, call 954-202-3830, ext. 3119 or visit www.dis­as­ter­jobs.ca­reer­source­broward.com. Staff Report

FORT LAUD­ERDALE, Fla. – Ca­reerSource Broward an­nounced that it has been awarded a Na­tional Dis­lo­cated Worker Grant to pro­vide tem­po­rary em­ploy­ment for Broward County res­i­dents who have been af­fected by Hur­ri­cane Irma.

The grant, which is ad­min­is­tered by the Florida Depart­ment of Eco­nomic Op­por­tu­nity (DEO), will be used to help of­fer dis­as­ter re­lief em­ploy­ment in the form of tem­po­rary jobs that sup­port post-Hur­ri­cane Irma re­cov­ery ef­forts.

“Many of our res­i­dents were se­verely im­pacted by the re­cent storm, and we want to do our part to help re­lieve the eco­nomic bur­dens that some fam­i­lies are now facing,” said Ma­son C. Jack­son, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Ca­reerSource Broward. “Not only do these jobs pro­vide much-needed em­ploy­ment for those who may be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fi­nan­cial hard­ships, but it also al­lows in­di­vid­u­als to give back to their com­mu­nity and as­sist with the lo­cal re­cov­ery ef­forts right here in Broward County.”

Dis­as­ter re­lief em­ploy­ment jobs will mainly in­volve de­bris re­moval and clean up of ar­eas af­fected by the hur­ri­cane, along with hu­man­i­tar­ian and restora­tion as­sis­tance.

In­di­vid­u­als who qual­ify for dis­as­ter re­lief em­ploy­ment are those who are tem­po­rar­ily or per­ma­nently laid off as a con­se­quence of the dis­as­ter, dis­lo­cated work­ers and in­di­vid­u­als who are long-term un­em­ployed.

“DEO is work­ing with lo­cal Ca­reerSource Florida work­force boards across the state to con­nect dis­lo­cated job seek­ers with cleanup op­por­tu­ni­ties,” said DEO Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor Cissy Proc­tor. “We will con­tinue to use these grants and all other re­sources we have avail­able to help com­mu­ni­ties fully re­cover from Hur­ri­cane Irma.”

Ca­reerSource Broward hosted an on-site re­cruit­ment event for any­one in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in its Dis­as­ter Dis­lo­cated Work­ers Pro­gram on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 4 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at its Cen­tral ca­reer cen­ter Job Club Room, 2610 W. Oak­land Park Blvd. in Fort Laud­erdale.

In­di­vid­u­als who plan to at­tend the re­cruit­ment event are asked to bring a valid So­cial Se­cu­rity card and gov­ern­ment-is­sued pic­ture ID.

There are cur­rently nearly 180 po­si­tions that need to be filled and vet­er­ans and in­di­vid­u­als with dis­abil­i­ties are en­cour­aged to ap­ply.

PHOTO COURTESY OF OIC OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Ma­son C. Jack­son, Ca­reer Source CEO

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