The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development will receive an emergency $1.33 million grant for COVID-19 Disaster Recovery from the U.S. Department of Labor.

According to a release from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, the Humanitarian Jobs Grant will create temporary employment opportunities to assist in Missouri’s COVID-19 recovery efforts.

This grant will contribute to Governor Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan, employing up to 100 temporary positions to help workers and businesses in various ways. Up to 30 of the employment opportunities will involve humanitarian work, such as delivery of groceries and medicine, healthcare jobs, contract tracing and other employment opportunities directly supporting Missouri’s COVID-19 response.

The remaining available jobs will aid Missouri’s economic recovery efforts

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