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Biloxi Seeks Applicant for Outdoors Work
From: City of Biloxi   Vincent Creel   11/2/06 GCN

The City of Biloxi is looking to fill 16 entry-level jobs in the Public Works Department, positions that offer nearly $19,000 in base salary, plus as much as $10,000 in benefits.

Those hired would perform such duties as hauling neighborhood debris and tree limbs, cutting grass, cleaning catch basins and storm drains, utility maintenance, light construction and performing other outdoor chores.

The positions pay $9 an hour, or nearly $19,000 a year, and city employees enjoy such premium benefits as free family health insurance, which includes medical, dental and eye coverage, life insurance and prescription drug discounts; longevity and education bonuses; a dozen paid holidays each year, along with paid vacation and sick leave; a state retirement savings plan; and tuition reimbursement for ongoing educational courses.

Those interested in the positions can apply weekdays in the Human Resources Division at City Hall in downtown Biloxi.

Nearly 95 percent of the storm debris has been removed from the city’s streets and neighborhoods, according to the latest figures released by city storm-debris czar Jonathan Kiser. Since Katrina struck 14 months ago, city contractors have hauled more than 2.8 million cubic yards of debris, enough refuse to cover a football field and stand more than 132 stories high. Read more about the debris and track progress by clicking here.

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