Need a job? 150 people are needed to help clean-up after Mardi Gras

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NEW ORLEANS – Want to join the Mardi Gras clean-up crew? The New Orleans Department of Sanitation will have a job fair Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3400 Tulane Avenue, JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center, on the second floor.

They’re looking to hire around 150 temporary employees.

Thursday’s event job fair will also include information about a limited number of full-time, permanent employment opportunities with the City’s Department of Sanitation.

Qualified individuals will be selected to attend an orientation session and register for a required, two-day job readiness class in advance of the Mardi Gras clean-up operation between Jan. 19 and 26.

Temporary employees will earn $10.10 an hour with the potential to earn up to $1,000 during the two-week Mardi Gras season, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 10.

Cynthia Sylvain-Lear, the City’s Sanitation Director, said, “We will continue to invest in the residents of New Orleans by offering job opportunities and job readiness training through our partnership with JOB1. We hope that this opportunity leads residents to full-time employment.”

Individuals who are actively seeking employment are strongly encouraged to attend the job fair and connect with JOB1. Attendees must bring their Social Security card and State-approved photo identification card to sign-up for the job readiness course.

The job fair is sponsored by the City’s Department of Sanitation and Office of Workforce Development in partnership with Total Community Action (TCA) and numerous NOLA FOR LIFE social service partners.

Contact JOB1 Office of Workforce Development at (504) 658-4500, for more information.

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