With the first blizzard of 2017 coming down around the city, NYC Department of Sanitation are looking for a few extra hands to help them clean up the snow.
Individuals interested in working as an emergency snow laborers can register at their local Sanitation garage. Snow laborers are per-diem workers who shovel snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and step streets in the City after heavy snowfalls.
Individuals interested in registering with the DSNY can do so weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The list of garage locations can be found at www.nyc.gov/sanitation. Snow laborers will be paid $15 per hour, and $22.50 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week, an increase from the previous year.
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“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,” said Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia. “Snow laborers work to clear the city’s crosswalks, fire hydrants, step streets and bus stops, and allow for the quicker removal of snow and ice in these areas.”
Snow laborers must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible to work in the United States, and capable of performing heavy physical labor.
All applicants must bring the following items at the time of registration:
- Two small photos (1 ½ square)
- Original and copy of two forms of identification
- Social Security card
Individuals may also register at select Department of Transportation locations. The offices will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and require the same photographs and identification. The Brooklyn office is located at Flatbush Yard on 2900 Flatbush Avenue.