ESPN SWFL Hurricane Central Continuing Coverage

BONITA SPRINGS, FL - OCTOBER 02: Lazaro Vento vacuums water at his storm-damaged home in the wake of Hurricane Ian on October 2, 2022 in Bonita Springs, Florida. The category four storm made a U.S. landfall on Cayo Costa, Florida Wednesday afternoon. Vento watched from the safety of the home's interior balconies as the storm surge filled his home with feet of water. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Hurricane Ian has left Southwest Florida a very different area. The pictures taken on Fort Myers Beach and Bonita Beach are absolutely heartbreaking. It hasn’t just destroyed homes, but for many, their livelihoods. There’s a lot of businesses that just don’t even exist anymore. I think about some of the bars and restaurants down on Fort Myers Beach and the people who worked there. There’s so many more across the area.  That means there’s a lot of people unemployed, unable to provide for their families. Fortunately, post – Hurricane Ian employment opportunities in Southwest Florida are there. It’s not going to be easy work. It’s dirty, and hot. But disaster cleanup workers are needed.

This is a list of paid gigs. If you wish to volunteer, go to https://www.volunteerflorida.org/

Volunteer.UnitedWayLee.org  has a big need for some volunteer certified forklift drivers and pallet operators

This information is being given as a service to our Southwest Florida community. I have not been able to fully check on these businesses, so I’m unable to answer any questions you may have. This is a very tough time for us all, so if this is one thing we can help with to assist, I wanted to do it as soon as possible. For full disclosure, none of these businesses advertise with the station. This is information that was given to us by listeners during our broadcasts.

Hurricane Ian Employment:

  • Charlotte County

    County Hiring Temporary Maintenance Workers

    CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 20, 2022) – Charlotte County is in immediate need of temporary personnel to assist with maintenance and debris cleanup from Hurricane Ian.

    The rate of pay is $15.50 per hour, seven days a week. For information, visit our careers page at www.CharlotteCountyFL.gov or call the Human Resources Department at 941-743-1225..

  • CareerSource

  • Tetra Tech

    Tetra Tech is hiring for Debris Monitor. Just go to tetratech.com to apply. There are plenty of positions available.

  • ServPro Disaster Restoration

    ServPro Disaster Restoration positions have been filled.

  • Keystaff

    Keystaff is now hiring for Restoration Technician in Fort Myers and Naples. 3-4 week project $16/hr. Please call 561-688-9184 for more info.

  • Thompson Consulting Services

    4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 — 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. On site interviews at: Jury Parking Lot, 2050 Broadway Circle., Fort Myers, FL 33901. You can can preregister at www.indeed.com/job/debris-monitor-data-collector-f0387556c5597ecf

    (this posting is via NBC2)

  • Zephyrhills Police Department

    The Zephyrhills Police Department (ZPD) is actively hiring additional Patrol Officers, including a newly-created Patrol Officer Trainee sponsorship position.Applications are available at Zephyrhills City Hall (5335 8th Street, Zephyrhills, FL 33542) or online at: https://www.ci.zephyrhills.fl.us/Jobs.aspx

  • Pictures Of Fort Myers Beach In The Aftermath Of Hurricane Ian