Despite the recent wet weather California is still facing one of the most severe droughts on record and the Alliance for Workforce Development has received drought assistance funds to help public and non-profit entities with temporary help to work on drought related projects.
To assess the need for temporary jobs AFWD is surveying the needs of public and non-profit entities to see where additional help is needed.
“This is a win-win situation,” explained Traci Holt, AFWD Executive Director. “Since all the jobs created through this funding are in the public or non-profit sector – it is a real benefit to local agencies who do not have the manpower or funding to work on drought related projects. The grant also means jobs for unemployed workers, and a boost for local ecomomies.”
Under the grant-funded program, successful applicants can work up to 6 months or earn $14,000, whichever comes first. AFWD is the employer of record and funds 100% of the wages.
Projects include Drought outreach and education; installation of drought resistant plants; vegetation removal; work on irrigation systems on public or community property; Maintenance and upkeep of public facilities; Drought surveys; Well monitoring and Turf replacement.
Work on the drought projects is estimated to begin July 13st and job openings include, outreach and education coordinator, general labor, irrigation and maintenance workers and many more.
These positions are open to individuals who have been laid off or had their hours reduced due to drought conditions or those that have been unemployed for 15 out of the last 26 weeks.
Positions are available in Lassen, Plumas, Modoc and Sierra Counties.
Please visit or contact one of our offices for more information:
- Lassen County 1616 Chestnut Street, Susanville, CA – 530-257-5057
- Plumas County 270 County Hospital Rd, Suite 107, Quincy, CA – 530-283-1606
- Modoc County 221 N. Main Street, Alturas, CA – 530-233-4161
- Sierra County 305 South Lincoln Street, Sierraville, CA – 530-994-3349