11/7/12 ... The Bergen One-Stop Career Center, in cooperation with the County of Bergen and the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development is sponsoring initiatives to help individuals, municipalities, non-profits and businesses deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

RELIEF EFFORTS FOR PROSPECTIVE WORKERS  

A Disaster Relief Employment program has been developed to create temporary jobs to assist in the cleanup and restoration efforts as a result of Hurricane Sandy, and to provide humanitarian relief. The initiative is made possible by a National Emergency Grant though the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Individuals eligible to participate in the NEG Disaster projects must meet one of the following criteria: Workers who have been temporarily or permanently dislocated as a result of the disaster; Eligible dislocated workers who are unemployed and not receiving unemployment or other types of income support; Eligible individuals who are long-term unemployed. Interested workers should call Barry Lowe at 201-329-9600 x5527.

RELIEF EFFORTS FOR MUNICIPALITIES & NON-PROFITS

Municipalities & Non-Profits in Bergen County who have suffered substantial storm damage from Hurricane Sandy, for work-related to recovery efforts are eligible to be a host worksite for these temporary workers. Interested parties should contact Barry Lowe at 201-329-9600 x5527.

RELIEF EFFORTS FOR BUSINESSES  

Whether the loss is temporary or permanent, your business and your employees may qualify for unemployment insurance or disaster unemployment assistance. To participate as a worksite, please see information above. If your business needs a temporary location, you can use phones, photocopiers and fax machines at your local One-Stop Career Center's Business Resource Center. For more details call the BRC at 201-996-6181.  

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