Austin program gives people impacted by COVID-19 temporary work

The Austin program caters to people affected by COVID-19 temporary work

The Austin Civilian Conservation Corps was founded by the city this year to help people get back to work and get back on their feet.

As the pandemic continues to loom in the city, Austin wants to help.

“It’s a way for them to regain income, get back to work, and gain skills and experience and conservation and green jobs at the same time,” said Daniel Culotta, program manager for the Austin Civilian Conservation Corps.

The ACCC was founded by the city this year to help people get back to work and get back on their feet.

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“There are some people who have lost some income, there are some people who have lost all of their income, there are people who have jobs that they no longer feel safe in,” said Culotta. “We would like to offer this opportunity to help people get back on their feet and stabilize where they are, and to give them real education and training opportunities for new careers in nature conservation . “

Culotta said the program offers applicants different types of jobs. Many of them involve green jobs like helping out in city parks. “That’s all from trail building, trail maintenance, landscape improvement, tree maintenance, tree maintenance, they also have fuel fire mitigation,” said Culotta.

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The problem could also hook you up with organizations across the city to do other chores like installing art murals. Culotta said the goal of these different types of jobs is to help people stay on their feet.

“One of the key points to keep in mind in these programs is trading and certification, which can help people advance their next career move,” said Culotta.

All of these jobs are paid at a minimum of $ 15 an hour and the entire program is funded by the city. Applications are accepted on the city’s website.

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“Our only main requirement is that you are economically affected by the COVID pandemic, other than that there aren’t very many requirements that you don’t need a lot of experience with,” said Culotta.

This program was inspired by a national movement to help people get back to work during the Great Depression.

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