Hundreds Line Up for Flood Clean-up Job Fair

By KBJR News 1

June 25, 2012 Updated Jun 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Norhland'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 clean–up.

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.

The 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 for 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 their doing that and get back to normal.," says Kevin Semerad of Command Center.

Jobs can range anywhere from one day to one month. They can include cleaning walls, painting, and removing water.

The Command Center expects to hold another job fair for clean–up workers sometime soon.

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