SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - President Barack Obama's plan to get Americans back to work includes his American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Billions of dollars have been allocated to help create and save jobs and that is exactly what it is doing in Savannah.
Hundreds of unemployed and under employed workers braved the rain and cold Tuesday for a chance to work with D.H Griffin Wrecking Company. They have been contracted by the Housing Authority of Savannah to demolish the old Hitch Village. The jobs were made available through the Recovery Act.
"This is from the stimulus money this is one of the first jobs that I know of in the Savannah area that is getting started as a result of those stimulus funds," said Paul Ferguson with D.H. Griffin.
Funds that will provide 15 people with full time jobs during the expected 5 month long demolition project.
"What we are looking to do is hire people that were displaced from this community, other residents from of public housing section 3 and put some of those people back to work," said Ferguson.
The project is slated to start at the end of March. Ferguson says perspective employees should hear from them by next week.