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New York City is looking for workers to shovel snow: Requirements and hourly wage

Between 1 and 3 inches of snow fell over the New York City metro area on Monday into Tuesday. Now the city needs help to clean it up and is willing to pay.

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NYC hiring people to shovel snow

Severe weather continues to hit the United States. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), New York City is expected to continue turning white until next Friday, January 19, resulting in a fresh snow accumulation of between 1 and 3 inches.

For this reason, and as storm systems move through the tri-state area, authorities in the Big Apple have opened vacancies for all those who are willing to endure the low temperatures and remove snow from the streets. Snow shoveling positions are temporary and offer salaries above the national minimum wage: $18 to $27 per hour, depending on experience. Below, we will share all the details with you.

New York seeks snow removal workers: Salary

According to the New York City Department of Sanitation, people who are selected for the position will receive $18 per hour. The payment will increase to $27 dollars once the worker accumulates 40 hours worked over the course of a week.

What does the work consist of?

As its name indicates, the vacancy consists of removing snow and ice from public areas of the city, such as bus stops, pedestrian crossings, roads and sidewalks, making use of be it a manual shovel or special snow removal equipment. Likewise, the worker must be willing to handle substances that help defrost snow, such as salt.

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Requirements to work as a snow remover in New York

The requirements to apply are quite simple. You just need to have a permit to work regularly in the United States, be over 18 years old, and be able to perform heavy physical labor. If you meet them, you can submit your application online through the Department of Sanitation website. When doing so, you must have the following documents on hand: Social Security Card, two identifications (original and copy of both and two small photographs (1-1/2 inch square).

For more information, visit the New York City Department of Sanitation website.