Provides up to 300 temporary jobs to help with cleanup of debris and recovery from Maui wildfire disaster; and/or provide humanitarian services such as distribution of food and clothing.
These services are 100% federally funded by a Maui Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant in the amount of $12,741,350.
- Provide earned income to Maui residents while they assist with clean up and recovery of Maui.
- Increase experience and skills of participants and help those secure good jobs after participation.
- Connect residents with employment and related resources to help them stabilize their lives.
Residing on Maui at the time of the wildfire disaster that began August 8, 2023; and meets *one *of the following criteria:
- Individuals temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of the Maui wildfire disaster
- Dislocated workers who were laid off for other reasons;
- Unemployed 4 weeks; or
- Self-employed individuals who became unemployed or significantly underemployed as a result of the Maui wildfires disaster
Participants will be placed at worksites at public, private nonprofit and qualified private sector sites with prior approval from the DOL.
Job categories w/estimated pay rates if no comparable job exists:
- Crew Leader- $27/hr- Supervises & participates in manual labor work of Laborer.
- Laborer — $24.50/hr- Performs manual labor work such as cleanup of parks, roads, buildings or refuse collection.
- Office Assistant – $20.50/hr- Performs variety of clerical support duties.
- Humanitarian Assistant–$23/hr- Supports professional staff in delivering various humanitarian services to the public such as distribution of food or water, arranging housing, & collection and distribution of essential household items, clothing.
- Administrative Assistant -$26/hr – Performs work of simple to moderately complex difficulty following established standards and guidelines, assists higher-level workers. Examples include accountant, IT help desk, and social worker.
*ALL Temporary Jobs must support clean up, recovery, or humanitarian efforts related to the Maui wildfire disaster.*
MEO will establish Memoranda of Understanding with Host Sites. Host Sires must:
- Provide information about job duties and minimum requirements
- Complete worksite agreement
- Provide supervision and training
- Ensure a safe working environment
- Work hours not to exceed 40 hours/week or 8 hours/day
- Submit timesheets to MEO on a weekly basis
- Notify MEO of any issues
- Ensure that work performed supports the clean-up, recovery, or humanitarian services related to the Maui wildfire disaster
Benefits for Participants
- Paid comparable wages while participating
- Statutory benefits
- Individualized career counseling
- Employment planning
- Connection to resources
- Job training, if appropriate, to prepare for temporary jobs or unsubsidized jobs after participation
- If not available from other sources, Supportive Services such as work tools or clothing, payment for occupational certifications, short-term housing allowance.
- Employment Specialist assigned to each participant
*For more information email [email protected] or call 808-243-4400*