City Announces Mardi Gras Clean-Up Operations Job Fair

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation and JOB1 announced a 2016 Mardi Gras Clean-Up Operations Job Fair to recruit for 150 temporary employees during the 2016 Mardi Gras season.

         The job fair will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at 3400 Tulane Ave., JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center, on the second floor. The event 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.

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         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 in order 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.

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