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Broome Receives Disaster Funds to Clean-up County and Hire Workers

(BINGHAMTON, NY) Broome County Executive Patrick J. Brennan has announced Broome County’s award of $510,713.00 from the National Emergency Grant (NEG) Disaster Assistance program for flood clean-up and to hire the long-term unemployed.

“By applying for this Disaster Assistance program we are using federal funds to give people jobs, as well as assisting local municipalities in their recovery efforts from the devastating flooding in September.,” according to Brennan.

In addition, the grant award is the first and largest in New York State for this program, according to Brennan.

“By aggressively pursuing these funds so quickly, and by getting the first notification of award in the state, Broome County has demonstrated its capacity to leverage resources to rebuild this community,” Brennan said.

The Broome –Tioga Workforce New York office, located at 171 Front Street in Binghamton is recruiting eligible persons to work as Laborers, Motor Equipment Operators and Account Clerks for this project. It is important that applicants have transportation to one, or more of the work sites since most are not on a bus route or easily reached.

Interested persons are invited to contact Workforce New York at 171 Front Street in Binghamton, or to call 607-778-2136 for more information.

Broome-Tioga Workforce New York operates two One Stop Centers to assist local businesses with recruiting and training, and to assist local residents by providing career advice and training assistance. The Workforce New York offices are located at 171 Front Street in Binghamton, and at the Tioga County Human Services building located on Route 38 in Owego.

Broome-Tioga Workforce is a unique partnership between Tioga and Broome Counties and the regional business community to help businesses recruit and retain talented workers, assess and respond to current and future workforce needs, and help individuals obtain rewarding career opportunities.

10/25/2011 - 11:54am