The Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, says they're looking to hire more than a dozen temporary employees to continue disaster recovery work here in Central Georgia.
The fair runs Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Georgia Department of Labor’s Warner Robins office.
Tyler Bryant with FEMA says there's a reason they're looking local.
“Well, the people that are in Warner Robins, for instance, know their area probably better than we do, and I think the best answer I can give you for that is we're looking for people who know Georgia, who know this area, that know this disaster,” Bryant said.
Bryant told WMAZ the employees would work out of the Warner Robins field office but should be willing and able to travel to other parts of the state. The jobs are temporary and can last fewer or more than 120 days. The jobs also pay anywhere from $16 to $41 an hour.
“In Houston County and other areas like Bibb County, we are actually doing a lot of debris removal. There's a lot of bridge work, roadwork, that sort of thing is going on, so it's a whole host of things that are needed here in the area,” Bryant explained.
Houston County Director of Operations Robbie Dunbar says debris removal around Houston County wrapped up earlier this month and the Warner Robins Mayor’s office says the city’s debris removal is complete as well. However, Dunbar says there is the potential that the County receives federal funds to help with the removal.
The job titles include site inspectors, logistic specialists, and hazard mitigation specialists. For a more detailed description of the jobs and what’s available locally, you can look here.
For the fair you’ll need:
- To be 18 years or older and a U-S Citizen, as well as a Georgia resident
- You'll need a copy of your resume
- Two forms of government ID
- Be prepared for interviews and a background check
Tami Smith has been searching for a job to help her family while her husband works full time and says she'll probably check out the fair.
“You know, just to see the prospects that are out there. You know, it would make my job hunt a little simpler. If I could come to this one spot and find a job. That would be awesome,” Smith said.
Applicants can show up and apply on the spot anytime during the fair.
The Georgia Department of Labor office is located at 96 Cohen Walker Drive, Warner Robins.