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N.Y. to Hire 5,000 Temp Workers for Sandy Cleanup
NBC New York, NY ^ | Mon Nov 26, 2012

Posted on 11/26/2012 7:34:42 AM PST by posterchild

More than 5,000 New Yorkers will be hired for temporary government jobs cleaning up after Sandy, officials said Sunday.

About $27 million in federal Labor Department money will finance the cleanup and rebuilding positions in New York City and eight nearby counties, paying about $15 per hour and generally lasting about six months, state and federal officials said.

Separately, the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to put New Yorkers into more than 700 temporary FEMA jobs, some as administrative assistants and community relations workers.

"This is a neighbors-helping-neighbors effort," state Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera said at a news conference in Red Hook, a Brooklyn neighborhood flooded by Sandy's surge. Gov. Andrew Cuomo called it "a chance to provide young and unemployed New Yorkers with job opportunities cleaning up their communities."

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1 posted on 11/26/2012 7:34:47 AM PST by posterchild
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To: posterchild

$10 says they won’t be “temporary” and will be represented by a union.


2 posted on 11/26/2012 7:39:12 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“$10 says they won’t be “temporary” and will be represented by a union.”

And another $10 says that these hires, along with their immediate families will be, if they weren’t already, Democrat voters.

Behold the power of government cheese.


3 posted on 11/26/2012 7:41:26 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: posterchild
Wow, this has got “misappropriation of funds” written all over it.
4 posted on 11/26/2012 7:43:36 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: posterchild

Only CURRENT Union members will be hired.


5 posted on 11/26/2012 7:44:43 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

a make work program ,move that stuff from there to there ,then bring in another group to move the stuff back again


6 posted on 11/26/2012 7:45:18 AM PST by molson209
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To: posterchild
“This is a neighbors-helping-neighbors effort,” state Labor Commissioner Peter Rivera said

I have to call Bull$hit on that. This is the nanny state acting like your daddy. Creating “jobs”. Some of which will turn into a career at union defined wages and benefits. Much like a TSA job 11 years ago. Neighbors-helping-neighbors is when I or some guy like me helps the guy next door or down the road repair his property without expectation of pay or compensation.

7 posted on 11/26/2012 7:47:20 AM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; DarthVader; campaignPete R-CT; All

A few years late, but we finally have “SHOVEL READY JOBS”!

...gag...

Shovel ready jobs
Cry, the land and seas all do
Tax dollar$, all lies


8 posted on 11/26/2012 7:47:27 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: posterchild

“$27 million in federal Labor Department money will finance the cleanup and rebuilding positions in New York City and eight nearby counties”

maxine waters is free and clear and ready to help manage the cleanup $$......what could go wrong? /s/


9 posted on 11/26/2012 7:48:26 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: posterchild

Does Sandy cleanup really require 2,500 man-years in low-skill labor?


10 posted on 11/26/2012 7:48:35 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: posterchild

Replay of the Deepwater Horizon oil cleanup. ACORN will provide the “workers” and get their cut off the top.


11 posted on 11/26/2012 7:50:12 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic

The mob won’t miss this baby...


12 posted on 11/26/2012 7:51:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: posterchild

The damage from Sandy in every other area is probably 80% completd and NY is just starting?? At OBX this weekend and found it in full swing. Many private contracters completing storm damage jobs. Highway 12 on Hattras Island area under repair but open to 4x4 traffic. Ferrys are doing a good job. People are in good spirits - lookin’ good! - come on down!!


13 posted on 11/26/2012 7:52:20 AM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: posterchild

Didn’t FDR “revive” our nation’s economy the same way?


14 posted on 11/26/2012 8:02:31 AM PST by albie
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To: posterchild
N.Y. to Hire 5,000 Temp Workers
Doesn't NY already pay tens of thousands of people who do nothing all day (permanently) - i.e. - the scumbag welfare crowd?
15 posted on 11/26/2012 8:19:47 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: posterchild

Why not just put the able bodied slackers to work that are already getting a free ride from Uncle Sugar?

I guess maybe it’s too much to ask from the reparation crowd.


16 posted on 11/26/2012 8:20:11 AM PST by soycd
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To: soycd

Great suggestion. They could just tell people that are drawing any kind of government benefits that they have a wonderful deal for them. Either they would take the temp job or no more benefits provided by taxpayers.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 8:30:42 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: posterchild

You mean someone is going to have to work for their largesse? How demeaning!! Why work when you can get it without working?


18 posted on 11/26/2012 8:35:39 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: GOPsterinMA

it’s recent, so recent
just a matter of days
GOPster’s foray into Haiku land

Soon he will find his talent will abound
and other like the Campaign man, Pete
will speak with no sound


19 posted on 11/26/2012 8:36:58 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: Tupelo

Neighbors-helping-neighbors is when I or some guy like me helps the guy next door or down the road repair his property without expectation of pay or compensation

This only happens in white neighbor hoods. Blacks want the government to do the work or pay them to help. Wonder if the Union trash collectors will allow non union helpers to help clean up.//s


20 posted on 11/26/2012 8:47:12 AM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

OMG!!! My Tourette’s is OFF THE CHARTS!!!


21 posted on 11/26/2012 9:33:07 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (The autopsy will show that this nation committed suicide.)
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To: posterchild

Wait until they realize that they would get more money on unemployment insurance than working at these clean up jobs.


22 posted on 11/26/2012 9:54:32 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: kenmcg

For some it might be a way to reset the 99 week clock back to zero when the cleanup is over.


23 posted on 11/26/2012 11:16:26 AM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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