Fatal tornadoes bring over 250 storm recovery jobs - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Fatal tornadoes bring over 250 storm recovery jobs

Posted: Updated:
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Homeless man found dead near railroad tracks

    Homeless man found dead near railroad tracks

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:49 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:49:05 GMT
    The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16th Street in Columbus. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan has identified the 62-year-old victim but saysMore >>
    The body of a homeless man was found Tuesday morning on the railroad tracks near Fifth Avenue and 16th Street in Columbus.More >>
  • LaGrange woman hit by juvenile with cast iron skillet

    LaGrange woman hit with skillet by juvenile

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:15:06 GMT
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile. Police say on July 27, at approximately 4:43 a.m., the Patrol Division respondedMore >>
    The LaGrange Police Department says an 88-year-old woman was struck in the head with a cast iron skillet by a male juvenile.More >>
  • Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Mom shoots at burglar trying to steal her car

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:28:43 GMT
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>
    A Columbus woman catches a man trying to steal her car and fires back literally. The car theft gone wrong happened late Friday evening. News Leader Nine's Tyrone McCoy caught up with the victim.More >>

From: Alabama Department of Industrial Relations

MONTGOMERY, AL – Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees announced Wednesday that over 250 storm recovery jobs have already been posted by 12 employers on Alabama's online jobs database, www.joblink.alabama.gov.

Some of the jobs posted include: general laborers needed for clean-up, tire technicians to repair tires and wheels on 18 wheelers that were damaged in the storm, and equipment operators, among others.

Interested applicants can apply for these jobs online at www.joblink.alabama.gov by going to the Advanced Job Search section and selecting "View Only Disaster Recovery Jobs", with "April Tornadoes" selected.

Employers who wish to post jobs should choose YES for "Disaster recovery job?" and select "April Tornadoes" in the drop down box.

"As we are already seeing hundreds of unemployment compensation claims coming in due to last week's storms, it is my hope that these disaster recovery jobs can be filled by those Alabamians affected by the storm," said Surtees. "I want to encourage business owners who post these jobs to please consider impacted applicants when hiring for these positions, and I'd also like to encourage those who lost their jobs due to the storm to apply."

Alabama JobLink allows jobseekers to identify themselves as unemployed due to the April tornadoes.

Staff at any of Alabama's 47 Career Centers can also assist employers and applicants in searching and applying for these jobs. A comprehensive list of Career Center locations can be found at www.dir.alabama.gov and at www.joblink.alabama.gov.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.