Crowd lines up for flood-relief job fair in DuluthJob hopefuls lined up by the hundreds in hopes of being hired by the city to assist in flood-relief cleanup.
By: Raeanna Marnati, Northland's NewsCenter
A larger-than-expected crowd turned out today at a job fair at the Minnesota Work Force Center in Duluth.
Job hopefuls lined up by the hundreds in hopes of being hired by the city to assist in flood-relief cleanup. The event was held by a company called Command Center, which recruits workers and places them at locations where they are needed. This is the second hiring event held at the work force since the flooding occurred last week.
Command Center says that a few hundred people will be hired over time to assist as the need grows.
"What we're trying to do is recruit these workers from the local communities so that we can get those people cleaning up their own community, make a little money on the side while they're doing that and get back to normal," Kevin Semerad of Command Center said.
Jobs range from one day to one month and can include cleaning walls, painting, and removing water.
Command Center expects to hold another job fair soon for cleanup workers.