Federal grant for temp jobs in Ike's wake

September 24, 2008 2:55:44 PM PDT
The U.S. Department of Labor is providing nearly $16 million to fund temporary jobs in 29 Texas counties affected by Hurricane Ike. ROAD TO RECOVERY: Breaking news on Ike | School closings | Person locator | Important phone numbers | Assistance from FEMA | Filing a claim | Latest power numbers

The funding announced Wednesday will create about 600 temporary jobs to assist in cleanup and recovery efforts from Ike, which struck Southeast Texas on Sept. 13.

Gov. Rick Perry says the money, administered through the Texas Workforce Commission, will help people support their families as they begin rebuilding their homes and lives.

The grant can be used for wages and benefits to eligible temporary job participants in: Angelina, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Cherokee, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Washington counties.

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