EDD receives $6 million grant for wildfire clean-up in Shasta County

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) today announced it received a $6 million National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help with wildfire clean-up efforts in Shasta County following the Carr Fire and other serious fires in the area. The funding will provide temporary jobs on fire-related clean-up and repair projects to 260 unemployed workers.

“These rebuilding projects will provide job opportunities to unemployed workers in the impacted areas and help communities in Shasta County recover from the devastation caused by these fires,” said EDD Director Patrick W. Henning.

Job opportunities will include clean-up and repair of public and non-profit sites affected by the recent fires. Workers will help restore the damaged areas to their pre-fire condition.

Contact information for local project operators who will lead the clean-up efforts in Shasta County is listed below. Public agencies or private non-profit organizations in Shasta County that had property damaged by these wildfires should contact these project operators to inquire about becoming a worksite partner.

EDD recommends that all individuals interested in applying for the temporary jobs register at local America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, which also offer no-fee employment services and training resources.




Jonathan Gudel

Jonathan Gudel is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Since joining Cal OES, he has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, the state's historic drought, the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, unprecedented winter storms in 2017, the October (Sonoma County) and December (Santa Barbara County) 2017 wildfires, and statewide wildfire siege in 2018 . Previously, he worked in the newspaper industry for 12 years.

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