Need A Job How About Tropical Storm Lee Cleanup

09.20.11 | Sarah Harnisch

   Governor Cuomo has announced a new program to put people back to work-- and clean up the state from Tropical Storm Lee. Cuomo unveiled the "Neighborhoods Rebuilding Corps" which will hire 800 part-timers to work in areas that are rebuilding from the storms.  The program will be funded by 16-million-dollars in federal cash. The group will hire workers for roughly 20 weeks, and each will recieve an average wage of 15-dollars an hour. The work will be coordinated through the state Labor Department. We don't have details just yet on how to apply-- or when the program will start-- but Cuomo said it would be "soon." Also included in that bundle of bills passed to help flood victims yesterday were interest-free school tax extensions for people in affected areas, and waivers on fees for documents damaged in the storm, like birth certificates or papers from the D.M.V. Nearly half of the people in the state-- 47 percent-- were affected by the wrath of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.