2011-10-28 / Top Stories

Sanitation Registering Snow Laborers

Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty today announced that the Department of Sanitation is now registering emergency snow laborers who can be called upon to remove snow and ice citywide from bus stops, crosswalks and from step streets in sections of the City after heavy snowfalls. Step streets are sets of stairwells located between avenues to connect streets that have a significant height differential. The rate of pay begins at $12 per hour and increases to $18 per hour, after completing the first 40 hours, each pay week.

“While most snow removal duties citywide are handled by the dedicated men and women of the Sanitation Department, emergency snow laborers are a vital part of our supplemental snow-fighting efforts in major snowfalls,” said Doherty.

Interested individuals can register at any DSNY garage between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applicants must be over 18-years-of-age, be eligible to work in the United States, and be capable of performing heavy physical labor. All applicants must bring two (2) small photos (1 1/2” square) and two (2) documents that prove identity and employment eligibility, such as a driver’s license; federal, state or local identification; school identification with photo; or passport, at time of registration.

For more information on how to register to become an emergency snow laborer, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/sanitation.

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