Capital Area Workforce Development Board Receives $1.1M to Provide Temporary Jobs for Workers Displaced by Hurricane Matthew

Raleigh, NC, November 9, 2016 – Capital Area Workforce Development Board (CAWD) received $1.1 million dollars in federal disaster funds to provide temporary jobs for workers displaced by Hurricane Matthew. The jobs will be with government agencies in Johnston County that are assisting with recovery efforts, including clean up and facilities repair, humanitarian aid, and social services.

“It’s easy to see the physical damage that Hurricane Matthew has caused, but there are also ramifications in terms of lost jobs that challenge available resources. Through this program, we can help people get back to work and at the same time, help the community get back on its feet,” said Pat Sturdivant, CAWD Executive Director.

Anyone in Johnston County who lost their job, temporarily or permanently, due to the storm can qualify for the program. The long-term unemployed and others who lost jobs due through no fault of their own, such as layoff or business closure before the storm, may also qualify. CAWD has contracted with JCI to run the program in Johnston County.

Individuals interested in these jobs should contact or call 919-815-3675.

About Capital Area Workforce Development Board
The Capital Area Workforce Development Board is a public-private partnership that focuses on economic development by offering services that provide employers with skilled workers and offer citizens training and employment opportunities that promote job satisfaction and economic stability.
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