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Emergency Snow Workers Needed

Registration is now open for people interested in working as an emergency snow laborer for the upcoming snow season. Snow laborers are per-diem workers who shovel snow and clear ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants, and step streets in the City after heavy snowfalls.

Those interested in applying for Snow Laborer positions can register at their local Sanitation garage, weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Snow laborers will be paid $15 per hour to start, and $22.50 per hour after 40 hours are worked in a week. Applicants must bring the following items at the time of registration:

  • Two small photos (1 ½ square)
  • Original and copy of two forms of identification
  • Social Security card

Individuals may also register at select Department of Transportation locations. DOT offices will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and require the same photographs and identification.

DSNY Queens Garage locations
34-28 21st Street

120-15 31st Avenue

58-73 53rd Avenue

48-01 58th Road

52-35 58th Street

52-35 58th Street

153-67 146th Avenue

130-23 150th Avenue

51-10 Almeda Avenue

132-05 Atlantic Avenue

75-05 Winchester Boulevard.

DOT Locations in Queens:
Long Island City, 5-40 44th Drive

Kew Loop Yard, 78-88 Park Drive East

Harper Street Yard, 32-11 Harper Street

Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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