The federal government will give Connecticut up to $1,830,620 to create 120 temporary jobs for unemployed people who can do clean-up and construction work related to Hurricane Sandy damages.
The jobs will pay about $15.50 an hour, a state Department of Labor spokesman said.
The U.S. Department of Labor is sending $610,207 immediately, and the rest will follow if the state demonstrates continuing need.
The workers will repair public buildings, and if there isn’t enough work on public buildings and lands, they can repair the houses of low-income people, especially the elderly and disabled.
People who would like to be hired for the jobs should contact their local CT Works office.
The jobs can last up to 20 weeks.