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Phone numbers for people needing to report information on the oil spill.

  • Emergency Volunteers - 1-866-448-5816
  • If you have a boat that can be used - 1-425-745-8017
  • To report oiled birds - 1-866-557-1401
  • Spill related damages - 1-800-440-0858
  • For St. Bernard residents looking to have questions answered: 504-277-4911. Toll-free: 1-877-902-4911

JP leaders have started their own training program for those who want to help protect the coast from the oil. The courses start Monday. You need to pre-register with the following numbers:

Grand Isle - 985-787-3196

Jean Lafitte - 504-689-2208

Westwego - 504-341-3424

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has begun taking applications for Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International, which is hiring 500 people for clean up related to the Gulf oil spill.

Applications will be taken on Saturday, May 1, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at JOB1 Business and Career Solutions Center, 2330 Canal Street in New Orleans.

For more information on Saturday, applicants can call the Canal Street center directly at 504-658-4500.

On Monday, May 3, through Friday, May 7, applications will continue to be taken at the Canal Street Center and these additional nine locations in the region from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.:

8201 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette

1112 Engineers Road, Belle Chasse

316 E. Howze Beach Lane, Slidell

1900 Lafayette Street, Gretna

1803 Airline Drive, Metairie

3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Algiers

975 Cambridge Drive, LaPlace

737 Paul Mallard Road (Suite 2A), Luling

2289 Texas Street, Lutcher

Beginning Monday, May 3, job seekers can get more information on the week's events by calling 1-877-529-6751. The company will be hiring for general labor, crew leader, site supervisor, site safety representative and lead safety representative positions.

Duties include debris removal and placing protective barriers along shorelines and beaches. Job seekers must be at least 18 years old and have their own transportation. Applicants must be available to work seven days a week and will live in a shared hotel environment. Workforce Commission services are offered at no cost to employers and participating job seekers.

Jefferson Parish Claim Centers
Grand Isle Community Center
3811 Highway 1
Grand Isle, La

Lafitte Town Hall
2654 Jean Lafitte Blvd,
Lafitte, LA

Gretna/Belle Chasse
2766 Belle Chase Hwy
Belle Chasse, LA

SBABusiness Recovery Centers

Jefferson Parish
Business Recovery Center
LSBDC Greater New Orleans Region
UNO Jefferson Center
3330 N. Causeway, Suite 422
Metairie, LA 70002
Mondays through Fridays,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Grand Isle Community Center
The Rotary Room
3811 Highway 1
Grand Isle, LA 70358
Mondays through Fridays,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lafourche Parish
South Lafourche Public Library
16241 East Main Street
Cut Off, LA 70345
Mondays through Fridays,
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Orleans Parish
Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training
4655 Michoud Boulevard, #D6,
1st Floor
New Orleans, LA 70129
Mondays through Fridays,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Plaquemines Parish
St. Patrick's Church
Family Life Center
28698 Highway 23
Port Sulphur, LA 70083
Mondays through Fridays,
9 am - 5 pm


Venice Boat Harbor Office
Tiger Pass Road
Venice, LA 70091
Mondays through Fridays,
9 a.m, - 6 p.m.

Business Recovery Center
at the SEEDCO Financial Southeast Louisiana Fisheries Assistance Center
212 Avenue G
near Belle Chasse Ferry)
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Mondays through Fridays,
9 a.m. 5 p.m.

St. Bernard Parish
Business Recovery Center
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company
1801 East Judge Perez Drive
Chalmette, LA 70043
Mondays through Fridays,
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

7801 Hopedale Highway
near the Breton Sound Dock & Marina)
Hopedale, LA 70085
Mondays through Fridays,
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


St. Tammany Parish
1330 Bayou Lane
Trailer 102
Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bayou Lane
Slidell, LA 70460
Mondays through Fridays,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m

Catholic Charities is hosting relief center for fishermen and their families:

Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation 9 AM- 4 PM
4626 Alcee Fortier Blvd. in New Orleans East

St. Anthony Catholic Church 9 AM 2 PM
2653 Jean Lafitte Boulevard in Lafitte

St. Bernard Catholic Church 9 AM 3 PM
2805 Bayou Road in St. Bernard

St. Patrick Catholic Church 9 AM 2 PM
28698 Highway 23 in Port Sulphur

St. Thomas Catholic Church 9 AM 2 PM
17605 Highway 15 in Pointe A la Hache

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