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WIB creates jobs for displaced workers

Friday, June 10, 2011

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Debris from the recent flooding lies along a road in Southeast Missouri. Thanks to a new project being coordinated by the Workforce Investment Board, workers displaced by the flooding and spring storms can be paid to perform infrastructure repairs brought on by the severe weather beginning in April.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Mississippi Co. discusses, approves project participation

By Scott Welton

scottw@standard-democrat.com

CHARLESTON -- Those out of work due to the flood disaster may find a full-time job helping Mississippi County recover.

During their regular meeting Thursday, Mississippi County Commissioners approved the county's participation in the Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program offered through the Workforce Investment Board.

Scott Co. submits local work and lists materials needed

By Michelle Felter

michellef@standard-democrat.com

BENTON --Some workers displaced by the severe weather this spring will soon have jobs -- which will also clean up the damage left behind.

The Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program, coordinated by the Workforce Investment Board, has the funds to make that all happen. And Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger and Emergency Management Director Amber Scudder got to learn more about that at a meeting earlier this week.

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