Temporary employment available to Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 13:48:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Governor Rick Scott announced the state has been awarded federal grants to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma.

His office made the announcement on Wednesday. 

Called the "Dislocated Worker Grants," the grants will provide disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support storm response and recovery efforts.

Those who are temporarily or permanently laid off due to Irma, dislocated workers, and individuals who are long-term unemployed, are eligible to apply.

For information regarding National Dislocated Worker Grants, visit your local CareerSource Center at