Help wanted: City hiring snow laborers for $15/hour

Posted at 7:58 PM, Feb 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 22:30:39-05

NEW YORK — After a winter storm slammed the tri-state Thursday, extra hands are now needed to clear the streets and sidewalks.

The work pays $15 per hour and increases to $22.50 per hour after 40 hours on the job, the city said.

Anyone interested in the snow-removal jobs can register with the city at any sanitation garage between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, according to the city's website, or between 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the locations at the bottom of this article.

In the five boroughs, Nassau County, the lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and southern Connecticut, a winter storm warning will go into effect at midnight and last until 6 p.m. Thursday. Forecasts indicate that the areas could be blanketed with 8 to 12 inches of snow.

Laborers must be at least 18, eligible to work in the U.S. and able to perform heavy physical labor.

Applicants must bring with them the following items to register for the position:

  • Two small photos (1.5 inch square). The photos must be the same style as those used for a passport.
  • Social Security card

Two forms of identification (original and copy). Examples include:

  • Driver's license
  • Passport
  • School photo ID
  • IDNYC card

Bring the photos, IDs (and copies) and Social Security card to any local DSNY district garage or to the following NYC Department of Transportation locations, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.:

Flatbush Yard 2900 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn

Bronx Yard Mosholu Ave. and Broadway (Van Cortlandt Park), the Bronx

Kew Loop Yard 78-88 Park Drive East, Queens

Harper Street Yard 32-11 Harper St., Queens