New York City to have 5,000 holiday job openings for Sandy clean-up
Costs of Superstorm Sandy are nearly $30 billion, but there is some good news.
New York City will have 5,000 job openings just in time for the holidays. Nearly 200,000 folks are unemployed right now because of the storm.
The city is creating these jobs to help short-term and long-term clean up.
"When you look at communities like this, it's that age bracket that has the highest unemployment, so we're doing a two-fer here," said Peter Riveral, New York State Labor Commissioner. "We're trying to tackle the unemployment problem in an area like this where the unemployment for that age group can run as high as 36-40 percent."
Most of the jobs are temporary lasting up to six months.