FEMA hosts Hurricane Recovery Job Fair Saturday, October 21st

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a job fair Oct. 21 to recruit Texans for positions assisting with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

The job fair will be held at 3015 N. MacGregor Way in Houston from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  FEMA needs to fill more than 300 available positions, with pay ranging from $14 to $37 per hour.

The positions will be located within the Houston area and include American Sign Language interpreters, bookkeepers, accountants, auditing clerks, certified deaf interpreters, civil engineers, claims adjusters, examiners, couriers, messengers, customer support representatives (multiple languages), disability integration advisors, GIS specialists, graphic designers, writers, IT specialists and administrative assistants, among others. All are temporary full time positions.

Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed. Attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register by emailing a resume to fema-dr4223TX-localhires@fema.dhs.gov with the subject line “pre-registration.”

All attendees should bring either a valid driver’s license and Social Security card or a passport. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be able to pass a background check to be considered for employment. Job seekers who are unable to attend the job fair but would like to apply should visit www.workintexas.com and search “FEMA” under the “search all jobs” option.

 

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FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-3362 (voice, 711/VRS – Video Relay Service) (TTY: 800-462-7585). Multilingual operators are available (press 2 for Spanish).

The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.