NEW ORLEANS The Louisiana Workforce Commission is now taking job applications for positions with an oil cleanup company hiring 500 people for temporary jobs to respond to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

The jobs are being offered through Advanced Industrial Services/GCPG Services International.

Applications will be taken on until 3p.m. Saturday at the 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 9a.m. - 3p.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.
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