BRACE Debris Removal Program to Provide Jobs in Escambia and Santa Rosa County

Pensacola, Fla. – Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) will hold three hiring events this January, in partnership with CareerSource Escarosa, for the BRACE Hurricane Sally Debris Removal Program.

The BRACE Hurricane Sally Debris Removal Program is funded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunities' displaced worker’s grant. This grant is funded through the US Department of Labor and is designed to get communities back to work. The debris removal is limited to landscaping debris on both private and public properties.

“BRACE is excited to work with CareerSource Escarosa to begin a Hurricane Sally-related landscape debris program. We are incredibly grateful that the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has provided the funding to make this happen”, says Michelle Luckett, BRACE CEO. “This type of debris still affects many residents in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. We are appreciative of SAFER Santa Rosa, Escambia County and Santa Rosa County governments for partnering with BRACE on this project.”

If you are interested in working in the program, please come to one of the three hiring events this month. To qualify for employment, you must have been unemployed for 6 out of the last 12 weeks. On-the-spot interviews will be conducted at each hiring event. BRACE is hiring for Disaster Recovery Crew Supervisors, Disaster Recovery General Laborers, and Disaster Recovery Debris Removal Program Coordinators. The dates, times, and locations of the hiring events are as follows:

January 11th, 2022 at CareerSource Escarosa Pensacola Office: 6913 N 9th Ave, Pensacola FL 32504 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

January 12th, 2022 at Brownsville Community Center: 3200 W De Soto St, Pensacola, FL 32505 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

January 18th, 2022 at CareerSource Escarosa Milton Office: 5723 Highway 90, Milton FL 32593 from 10:00am - 2:00pm

“CareerSource Escarosa is fortunate to have this partnership with BRACE to provide much needed disaster relief services to those affected by Hurricane Sally. Last year our community was devastated by the damages to private and public locations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties”, says Bill Baron, COO of CareerSource Escarosa. “This partnership functions to provide the much-needed labor to remove longstanding debris in some of the most devastated and marginalized areas.”

If you are interested in getting assistance for storm-related landscape debris, contact the BRACE helpline at 850-739-3939. The phone is manned from 8am – 4pm, Monday through Friday.

About Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE)

BRACE is a community-based disaster coalition that leads emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts in Escambia County. We train and mobilize volunteers and collaborate with local, regional, and national partners to ensure the disaster readiness of our community. Since March 2006, BRACE has been recognized frequently by FEMA’s Individual & Community Preparedness Awards Program, “Promising Partnerships,” and is a recipient of the John D. Solomon Preparedness Award, the highest presented by the agency to nonprofit groups.

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About CareerSource Escarosa

CareerSource Escarosa is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the workforce needs of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Classified as one of Florida’s 24 local Workforce Boards and a member of the CareerSource Florida Network, CSE provides employment and training resources for area job seekers and employers.

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