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Stream Clean-Up Creates Local Jobs

By Staff | Jan 31, 2018

Human Resources Development Foundation , Inc. (HRDF), through a proposed National Dislocated Worker Grant through Workforce West Virginia and United States Department of Labor (USDOL), will be hiring local dislocated and long-term unemployed workers in Tyler County which was affected by the severe flooding during recent storms. These workers will provide assistance in removal of debris from public lands, parks, roadways, streams, and rivers in Tyler County which will create local jobs.

Duties include providing temporary employment for clean-up activities in affected areas. Those hired will also provide assistance delivering food, clothing, shelter or other humanitarian assistance and clean-up, demolition or reconstruction of public or non-profit buildings and also removal of debris from public lands, parks, roadways, streams or rivers.

Applicants that are eligible for the program are those who have lost their jobs due to the 2017 Severe Storms/Flooding, individuals who have been laid off from their jobs, individuals who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more and priority is given to veterans.

Local Workforce West Virginia offices will screen applicants, and HRDF will hire and supervise each crew’s activities. The Tyler County Commission and county staff are willing to provide HRDF a list of public lands, parks, and stream which were affected by the storms for clean-up activities. All expenses incurred during the proposed storm clean-up activities are provided to HRDF through grant funds from Workforce WV and USDOL.

Job opportunists may be available as early as mid-February and those wishing to apply may call toll free 1-877-967-5498 to speak with a Workforce representative or contact Tom Cooper with the Tyler County OEM at tjcooper@frontier.com.