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Katrina job network created
Department of Labor Web site will work to connect employers and victims of Hurricane Katrina.
September 13, 2005: 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - In an effort to aid individuals who have become suddenly unemployed due to Hurricane Katrina , the Department of Labor announced the creation of a new job resource on Monday.

The Web site, called the Katrina Recovery Job Connection, will work to connect employers and those looking for employment.

"We have created this new Internet resource to connect workers to employers who have jobs to give, including temporary jobs cleaning up and rebuilding devastated communities," said Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.

The site will target three groups including those looking for a new, full-time job in their home state or in a different state; individuals looking for temporary employment or wanting to help with clean-up and rebuilding efforts; and employers who are looking to hire individuals that lost their job because of the hurricane.

The Department of Labor, which will handle the hiring for clean-up of affected areas, is asking multi-state employers to consider adding jobs to the new Web site.

The Katrina Recovery Job Connection can be found by visiting www.jobsearch.org/katrinajobs or through America's Job Bank at www.ajb.org.

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