Cuomo: $27M for Jobs, Sandy Relief

By Matt Hicks

Cuomo: $27M for Jobs, Sandy Relief

November 26, 2012 Updated Nov 26, 2012 at 2:13 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The devastation from Superstorm Sandy will soon be providing some jobs for unemployed New Yorkers.

Gov Andrew Cuomo announced that New York has secured a $27 million federal grant for the cleanup from Sandy.

The money will help put more than 5,000 people to work, helping out communities still recovering from last month's devastating storm.

The State Department of Labor will be working with communities hardest hit to identify job sites.

The governor has also announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to launch a local hire program to replace out of state FEMA employees.

As many as 700 people could be hired as part of this program.