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TX 15274-02 SBA to Hire Hundreds of Local Disaster Workers to Help Hurricane Harvey Survivors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Hurricane Harvey has caused unprecedented damage in Texas. This will result in a substantial disaster relief workload for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money to help businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters recover from disaster. SBA’s low‑interest disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance and are a critical source of financial assistance essential to recovery.

“Because of the magnitude of destruction, SBA’s Disaster Office is now hiring hundreds of disaster workers to help these survivors recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. SBA immediately needs loan officers with backgrounds in finance, credit, banking, accounting, mortgage lending or students of business/finance, and attorneys with experience closing loans, legal documents, etc. to work in SBA’s Citrus Heights office,” said Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West.

“We also need customer service representatives, public information officers, information technology specialists and clerical personnel. These positions may require extensive travel to the affected areas in Texas,” Garfield said.

“Given the incredible destruction to homes and businesses, we need a substantial number of temporary employees to get the job done,” Garfield continued.

Loan officers and attorneys interested in joining SBA’s team may apply by submitting a resume to pdc.focwhr@sba.gov.

Customer service representatives, public information officers, IT specialists and clerical personnel interested in joining SBA’s team may apply by submitting a resume to sacdisasterjob@sba.gov.

SBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Release Number: 
TX 15274-02
Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
Contact: 
Richard Jenkins (916) 735-1500
Related State: 
Texas
Field Operations Center: 
West