The Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program employed hundreds of workers providing disaster cleanup and humanitarian aid in tornado-ravaged Joplin and Duquesne along with other parts of Missouri plagued by flooding. The Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD) recently published a 35-minute video highlighting DRJP statewide. The WIB captured highlights of the work in Southwest Missouri to share with the local Long-Term Recovery Committee during a presentation about DRJP January 10th in Joplin.
While the debris positions wrapped up in December, several dozen humanitarian positions are expected to run through the Spring. Administered by DWD, the DRJP operated locally through the Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the Joplin Job Center, Missouri National Guard, the cities of Joplin and Duquesne, Americorps, and dozens of other non-profit worksite host agencies.