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judochop's avatar

Where can I find a job helping clean up after the BP Oil spill?

Asked by judochop (16084points) June 8th, 2010

I do not want to volunteer my time, I want to be hired on to help clean up the spill. Do any of you know how to accomplish this? I’ve searched but have found nothing.
There must be a company hiring for help and providing sleeping quarters, etc. right?
Help me with the internets please!

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YARNLADY's avatar

They are claiming that only qualified hazmat people can participate because it is very touchy.

If you are qualified, get in touch with the company at their website.

Ltryptophan's avatar

Buy a boat, and get out there putting out boom I hear…

YARNLADY's avatar

@Ltryptophan No, the coast guard is stopping people from entering the waters that have been declared off limits by the government.

jaytkay's avatar

Maybe there’s a job supporting the qualified hazmat people. Clerical or administrative? Where are they staying? Who’s feeding them?

WestRiverrat's avatar

If you are not living in the affected area, you pretty much have to have a specialized skill. BP is hiring predominately the people, they are going to have to pay for lost income/damages anyway.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@YARNLADY 6’o’clock news yesterday…if you have a boat, and you want to get out and work with putting out boom, call 504–555-1212. I don’t have a reason to make it up, do I?

YARNLADY's avatar

@Ltryptophan No, of course not, it’s just that the news coming out of there is very patching and contradictory.

Ltryptophan's avatar

They need people to put out boom, and also to check to see that it is contiguous. Darling, everthing around here is patchy and contradictory, thats how we do!

MarthaStewart's avatar

Maybe you could buy a hot dog stand and serve lunch to the qualified Hazmat workers?

Ltryptophan's avatar

You know the drill, come down here, if you’re slick you’ll be in the black in no time.

anartist's avatar

Gulf Clean up!
this DC craigslist posting is up re oil spill cleanup
and this contact is listed in post
Analytical Consulting Group, LLC at

Pay $20/hr plus room and board

evandad's avatar

I work with a guy who did it for Katrina. He was paid by FEMA, but he worked on a small private crew that was subcontracted. Do some R&D. I’m sure there’s plenty of work.

anartist's avatar

The craigslist posting above is a contract job and a paid one.

judochop's avatar

Thanks all! I will be calling and sending off resume’s tomorrow morning. I will keep you all posted. It turns out that due to old military training, I do have some Haz-Mat abilities that I can use on a resume!

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