Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis swears in Samuel Palfrey, Portland; Clarigsa Echandy, East Hartford; Sonila Slater, Newington; Lynn Tasmin, Windsor Locks; and Bernard Lombardi, Guilford at the Joint Field Office. Cynthia …
Updated: Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012, 6:06 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012, 6:03 PM EST
WINDSOR, Conn. (WTNH) -- FEMA has added Connecticut residents to its staff supporting Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
According to a press release, hiring local individuals is part of FEMA's overall recovery strategy.
"Local hires bring a great deal to the table," said Federal Coordinating Officer Albert Lewis. "They have community insight and valuable work experience. Putting local people to work is an important part of FEMA's impact on the local economy. Our goal is for Connecticut residents to make up 10 percent of our workforce."
Connecticut hires are working throughout FEMA's operations, including Individual Assistance, Public Assistance, Travel and Human Resources, Environmental and Historic Preservation, Logistics, Information Technology, External Affairs, Intergovernmental Affairs, the National Flood Insurance Program, Mitigation and the switchboard.
Job seekers should contact their local unemployment office or go to the Connecticut Department of Labor website. Type "FEMA" and "Windsor, CT" in the search boxes at the top of the page.
Applicants must be fingerprinted and pass an FBI background investigation as part of the process.