Hundreds turn out to apply for BP clean up jobs - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Hundreds turn out to apply for BP clean up jobs

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - More than 500 lake area men and women showed up in person at Dynamic Industries on Thursday to apply for temporary British Petroleum clean up jobs.

BP is working with Dynamic Industries to fund more than 1,000 temporary jobs at their decontamination station in Lake Charles. 

The jobs will consist of cleaning up the vessels that were used for cleanup during the BP oil spill.

Tasks of the job will include deck cleaning, boat cleaning, and tank entry work.

BP officials said they chose to provide the jobs in Lake Charles because they believed many of the applicants would qualify for the jobs. 

"A lot of people who live in Lake Charles have already got their required Hazmat and Hazwoper training, so if they have those skills then they'll be doing different types of crafts," said Dave Kinnaird, the BP Site Leader at Dynamic Industries.

But Dynamic Industries will not only limit their selection to experienced applicants, however. Training will be available in the process.

"While the jobs might be temporary, the training will be permanent," said Kinnaird. "So quite a few people who are coming here and taking advantage of the employment opportunities are going to get up-skilled."

Dynamic Industries will be taking applications again from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. at 3744 Henry Pugh Boulevard on Friday, November 5th.

However, the application site will change to the Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana on 1201 Ryan Street beginning Monday, November 8th. The Safety Council will only be taking applications from 8 a. m. to 12 p. m. next week.

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