Mayor de Blasio came to the fire department’s Emergency Medical Service unit at Pier 36 this morning to offer a storm update and to thank city workers for their response to the weekend blizzard.
The mayor’s office has also put out a call for help. The city is looking for day laborers to help with snow removal. Details from a press release put out by the mayor’s office:
Interested individuals can register at local Sanitation garages… every day this week from 7am until 3pm… Snow laborers will be paid $13.50 per hour, and $20.25 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week, an increase from the previous year. “This was one of the worst storms to ever hit New York City, and we need all hands on deck to dig us out,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “As Sanitation’s uniformed workers continue to focus their herculean efforts on clearing our city’s streets, snow laborers will be critical in shoveling out other key locations, like crosswalks, hydrants, bus stops, and more.” Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible to work in the United States, and capable of performing heavy physical labor.
All applicants must bring:
· – Two small photos (1 ½ square)
· – Original and copy of two forms of identification
· – Social Security card or Tax ID Number
On the Lower East Side, workers should report to the Sanitation garage at Pier 36 (Jefferson Street).