How To Apply: 500 Local Oil Cleanup Jobs

April 30, 2010

Hundreds of local people could be hired to help with oil spill cleanup. Workforce Escarosa will hold hiring events in Century, Pensacola and Milton to screen and recruit applicants for a Texas based firm.

As many as 500 people could be hired for jobs that will pay $10-$18 per hour and last up to 18 months

Job seekers attending the events must have a proof of U.S. citizenship, a valid driver’s license, proof of any relevant certifications (such as HAZWOPER and TWIC certifications).

Hiring events will be held as follows:

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Workforce Escarosa
Century One-Stop
8120 North Century Boulevard
(850) 256-6259


Monday, May 3, 2010
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Workforce Escarosa
Pensacola One-Stop
3670-A North L Street
(850) 607-8700

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Workforce Escarosa
3670-A North L Street
(850) 607-8700


Tuesday, May 4, 2010
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Workforce Escarosa
Milton One-Stop
5725 Highway 90
(850) 983-5325


14 Responses to “How To Apply: 500 Local Oil Cleanup Jobs”

  1. William on June 10th, 2010 3:47 pm

    Comments on this story are closed. The event has already happened.

  2. Shasta on June 2nd, 2010 4:27 pm

    How does someone apply for these jobs?

  3. tony on June 2nd, 2010 3:59 pm

    yes he can without a driver license,if his id show he lives where he says he does,example escrosaworkforce,i live in santa rosa and they took mine as proof,or he can take a bill or somthing like that to show he lives there,and social card,and no fellonies within ten years,and a drug test

  4. Hardworker! on June 1st, 2010 6:28 am

    They are trying to hire all of the locals but we need anyone who is willing to help clean up this disaster! My friends and I are trying to leave our jobs of 5 years to help clean this mess up! Drug free hard workers!

  5. Eric on May 28th, 2010 8:52 pm

    $10-$18 per hr. that is chump change, they expect people to be out there for 14hrs a day for that pay, when BP is picking up the bill, can you imagine the rate the company is charging BP, i would estimate $150 per hr. for each worker, and they are only topping out at $18, WOW!!!

  6. james rosenfelder on May 8th, 2010 8:24 pm

    let’s quit talking about it and get out there and get ready to clean it up!!! . because i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a world of hurt comming to our beaches and wildlife!!!. i am a laid off electrician for over a year,and i have nothing but time on my hands. i would love to help . i don’t mind getting oily or working long hours. heck, i’ll live in a tent on the beach so i can stay on the job!! let’s get this going. because hell is comming to breakfast.

  7. Ryan on May 5th, 2010 2:34 pm

    Is there a way to apply for a position after the job fair has already passed, such as a way to apply online or somewhere to go?

  8. Tanya Adams on May 4th, 2010 8:34 am

    My brother wants to help with the clean-up but he does not have a driver’s license, however he does have an ID and proof of citizenship. Can he still help?

  9. meforone on May 3rd, 2010 12:07 pm

    My niece said she was going to apply. Ha , takes major oil spill for her to look for a job !

  10. Teresa Andersen on May 1st, 2010 2:38 pm

    Are applications being taken online? If so, what is the website?

  11. Quesiton: on April 30th, 2010 10:38 pm

    Is there anyway to apply to these jobs online?

  12. Know your neighbor on April 30th, 2010 3:15 pm

    must pass drug test….that will make it a short line.

  13. anydaynow on April 30th, 2010 11:24 am

    Are these jobs located in Louisiana, or are they hiring for “maybe” positions along the NW Florida coast?

  14. Gatorgal on April 30th, 2010 9:38 am

    There looks like there are over 500 people in line at the Escarosa center in Pensacola right now.