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Help wanted: City hiring snow laborers for $13.50/hour

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NEW YORK — The weekend's blizzard dumped so much snow on the five boroughs, extra hands are needed to clear the streets and get rid of the massive mounds of powder trapping cars and making sidewalk travel treacherous.

It pays $13.50 per hour and increases to $20.25 per hour after 40 hours worked, the city said. Workers will be paid via check, which could take anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks to arrive.

Anyone interested in the position can register with the city at any sanitation garage between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, according to the city's website.

Laborers must be at least 18, eligible to work in the U.S. and able to perform heavy physical labor.

Applicants must bring with them the following items to register for the position:

  • Two small photos (1.5 inch square). The photos must be the same style as those used for a passport.
  • Social security card
  • Two forms of identification (original and copy). Examples include:
    • Driver license
    • Passport
    • School photo ID
    • IDNYC card

Undocumented workers will not be eligible for the job, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.