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Workforce Solutions named Hometown Beautification Hero

By Sandra Cash

Keep Orange County Beautiful

 

Orange County is the recipient of the “Rebuild Texas Initiative” and the “National Dislocated Worker” grants, which provide federal and state funds through Workforce Solutions of Southeast Texas to provide jobs for people displaced by Hurricane Harvey.

Workforce Solutions obtained grants benefitting workers displaced by Harvey for jobs with municipalities and qualifying non-profit entities of Orange County to assist with Hurricane cleanup.

All employees hired through the Workforce as temporary employees of the ‘Rebuild Texas Initiative’ and the ‘National Dislocated Worker Grant’ are helping make our city look better after Hurricane Harvey and are earning ‘going wages’ in doing so which goes back into the local economy” according to a Workforce representative.

Participating municipalities and non-profits include:

City of Pinehurst

City of Vidor

City of West Orange

Orange Housing Authority

Orange County

Vidor ISD

LCMISD

Salvation Army

Orangefield ISD

City of Pinehurst temporary employees have been photographed working diligently in the collection of roadside trash recently on MacArthur Drive.

Keep Orange County Beautiful, the local non-profit affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful is proud to recognize Workforce Solutions for this valuable gift with its ensuing environmental benefits; and proud to name them Keep Orange County Beautiful’s Hometown Beautification Hero.

For more information on Keep Orange County Beautiful visit our website at www.KOCB.org. Or visit us on face book at Keep Orange County Beautiful.