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NOLA seeks 150 temporary workers to assist with Mardi Gras sanitation

After all that fun, someone has to clean up

Mardi Gras in New Orleans
By William Metcalf Jr via Wikimedia Commons

The City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation and JOB1 are partnering to host its a 2017 Mardi Gras Clean-Up Operations Job Fair, recruiting 150 temporary employees to assist with sanitation during the Mardi Gras season. The fair takes place tomorrow, January 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Centers at 3400 Tulane Avenue.

Temporary employees will have the opportunity too earn $10.55 an hour, with a potential total average of $700 during the Mardi Gras season, which is February 17 to February 28. During the season, there will be over 50 parades in the New Orleans metro area.

"We will continue to invest in the residents of New Orleans by offering job opportunities and job readiness training through our partnership with JOB1," Sanitation Director Cynthia Sylvain-Lear said in a prepared statement.

For more information on the upcoming job fair, contact JOB1’s Office of Workforce Development at (504) 658-4500.

Interested in how streets are cleaned after a Mardi Gras parade? Check out this neat video after a Mardi Gras parade.

Despite the fun that goes on during Mardi Gras, sanitation is a pressing concern. According to Mardi Gras New Orleans, City officials estimated crews cleaned up nearly 150 tons of trash.