State to hire 230 temporary workers to help with flood cleanup

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DENVER — The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has received a $4.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to hire about 230 temporary workers to help clean up after this year’s floods, CDLE said.

Nine counties including Boulder, Clear Creek, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Washington and Weld will be targeted for cleanup, CDLE said in a release. These nine counties were designated by the Federal Emergency Management Administration to receive public assistance.

“After such devastation, the work ahead in many communities is staggering,” Department of Labor and Employment Executive Director Ellen Golombek said. “This grant will give us a chance to provide dislocated workers and long-term unemployed Coloradans with job opportunities assisting in their communities, addressing long-term recovery issues.”

Veterans and migrant seasonal farmworkers will also be sought, the release stated.

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 at colorado.gov/cdle.

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