City Announces 2017 Mardi Gras Clean-Up Operations Job Fair

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation and JOB1 announced the 2017 Mardi Gras Clean-Up Operations Job Fair to recruit 150 temporary employees during the upcoming Mardi Gras season. The job fair will take place on Friday, Jan. 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., on the second floor of the JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center located at 3400 Tulane Ave.

         Qualified individuals will be selected to attend an orientation session and register for a required, two-day job readiness class between Jan. 30 and Feb. 10 in advance of the Mardi Gras clean-up operation. Temporary employees will earn $10.55 an hour with the potential to earn, on average, $700 during the two week Mardi Gras season, from Feb. 17 to Feb. 28.

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

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         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, in order to sign-up for the job readiness course.

         The Job Fair is sponsored by the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation and the Office of Workforce Development in partnership with Total Community Action, Black Men of Labor and numerous NOLA FOR LIFE social service partners.

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

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