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Love snow and money? NYC is looking for snow laborers

The temporary gig pays $15 per hour.
Some DSNY snow laborers seen on a much sunnier day. NYCSanitation/Twitter

Now that it seems like winter is rearing its ugly head in New York, the city is looking for some extra help to keep its residents safe.

As the white stuff piled up around the five boroughs Thursday morning, the Department of Sanitation shared on its Twitter account a posting calling for temporary snow laborers.


Per-diem workers will be paid $15 an hour — and $22.50 an hour if they have more than 40 hours in a week — to clear snow and ice, DSNY said.

“While the uniformed men and women of the Department of Sanitation concentrate their efforts on driving snow plows and salt spreaders to keep city streets accessible, Emergency Snow Laborers work in areas important to pedestrians to help keep the city moving,” Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia said in an October press release.

Anyone interested can register between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at their neighborhood DSNY garage. They must be at least 18, eligible to work in the U.S. and able to perform heavy physical labor.

Applicants will need to bring two small photos (1 1/2-inch square), an original and copy of two forms of ID and a Social Security card.

For more information, click here.

 

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