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Dec 10, 2013 9:23 AM by Garrett Boyd

Flood recovery jobs program in Colorado



DENVER - The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that it has received a $4.6 million National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to launch a Flood Recovery Jobs Program.

The program will hire about 230 temporary workers to address clean up and recovery issues across Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Washington and Weld counties. These nine counties were designated by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to receive public assistance.

Wages of up to $12,000 per person for six months of employment will be made available through the grant and funds may also be available to help with transportation to the worksite, childcare, uniforms, tools, etc.

Learn more about the National Emergency Grant by contacting your local Workforce Center. For a complete listing, go to colorado.gov/cdle and click on "Workforce Center Services".

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