Workers who are unable to work due to flooding, storms or other natural disasters in Missouri can apply for temporary jobs to restore business and infrastructure in disaster areas. The jobs will focus on clean-up and humanitarian efforts, such as clearing and removing debris. Under the Missouri Disaster Recovery Jobs Program, the first priority will be to employ workers who lost their job due to a natural disaster. Second priority will go to workers who are unemployed for other reasons. Job and safety training and equipment will be provided for each worker, in addition to vaccinations or other preventive medical procedures necessary to work in the disaster area.
How to apply
Register with jobs.mo.gov
To apply for a job with this program, you must be registered with the jobs.mo.gov. This is not a job application, but it will speed up your application process when the time comes.
For the Joplin tornado recovery…
Visit the Joplin Career Center (730 S. Wall Ave., 417-629-3000) or the Workforce Investment Board (105 N. Rangeline Road), between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to apply.
In other disaster areas…
Visit the career centers in the following regions:
- Central region: Camdenton, Fort Leonard Wood, Jefferson City, Lebanon and Rolla
- Ozark Region: Branson and Springfield
- South Central Region: West Plains and Poplar Bluff
- Southeast Region: Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Kennett, Park Hills, and Sikeston
- Southwest Region: Joplin and Monett
Find locations and office hours of a Missouri Career center near you.
Counties approved for public assistance
The following Missouri counties have been approved for Public Assistance: Barry County, Bollinger County, Butler County, Cape Girardeau County, Carter County, Christian County, Douglas County, Dunklin County, Howell County, Iron County, Jasper County, Madison County, McDonald County, Miller County, Mississippi County, New Madrid County, Newton County, Oregon County, Ozark County, Pemiscot County, Perry County, Polk County, Reynolds County, Ripley County, Saint Francois County, Sainte Genevieve County, Scott County, Shannon County, Stoddard County, Stone County, Taney County, Texas County, Washington County, Wayne County, Webster County, and Wright County.