How to apply for disaster relief jobs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Walking through the doors to the Missouri Career Center is the first step toward finding a job.

"It's hard right now as far as jobs," said Freddie Sanders.

Hundreds of people were left without a job after Spring storms and floods, and are now looking for work.

Freddie Sanders is one of those people wanting to work.

"I'm willing, ready and able," said Sanders.

He went to the Missouri Career Center in Cape Girardeau to apply for a disaster relief job through the Workforce Investment Board.

"I'm like oh ok I've got to go check that out," said Sanders.

"It's going to be a fairly simple process," said Robin Strop with the Missouri Career Center. "This is a wonderful opportunity for hundreds of people to get back to work."

Strop says in order to apply you just need to be at least 18 years old, and go to one of the Career Center locations to fill out an application.

They have locations in Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Kennett, Caruthersville, Poplar Bluff, and Park Hills.

Strop says all you need to bring is a photo ID and your skills. The program needs people for construction, debris removal, and clerical work.

Strop says it only takes a few minutes to fill out an application, but the job assignment could be for a couple months.

"We'll help you get back to work," said Strop.

This work comes with a paycheck, but Sanders said he would do the work anyway just to help.

"I think if the pay wasn't involved they would still have a tremendous amount of effort through volunteers, I honestly believe that, I would...but the money is good too," said Sanders.

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