What it is
Residents can now apply for the temporary jobs related to Storm Sandy recovery efforts under a program developed in cooperation with federal partners utilizing a $1.8 million federal grant the state received in the aftermath of the storm, according to a press release issued by Gov. Dannel P Malloy today.
The federal grant will assist the state and our cities and towns in rebuilding in the wake of this devastating storm, the release said.
Under the terms of the federal 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. The grant allows Connecticut to fund approximately 120 positions for up to 20 weeks for clean-up, demolition, repair, renovation, and reconstruction of destroyed public structures, facilities, and lands within affected communities. Temporary jobs may also include working on projects that provide food, clothing, shelter and other humanitarian assistance for disaster victims.
According to Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer, Sandy-related relief, restoration and clean-up projects that meet the criteria of the grant are being identified now in collaboration with FEMA, municipalities, the state’s Emergency Management Office and regional Workforce Investment Boards.
How to apply
Eligible Montville residents interested in a temporary position should provide their name, address, phone number, email address and current employment status to the New London office of CTWorks Career Center attention Garth Swaby at email@example.com.
Additional contact information can be downloaded on CTDOL’s website atwww.ct.gov/dol by clicking on the “Storm Sandy temporary employment opportunities” link.