Here’s How to Get Paid Shoveling Snow for the City

Posted on: February 2nd, 2021 at 5:15 am by

Photo: Emily Egan

The city was blanketed with nearly two feet of snow over the last thirty-six hours. It’s a mess out there, and it’s times like these the city needs labor for shoveling.

Pay is $15 per hour and jumps to $22.50 per hour after working 40 hours a week.

There are rules. Workers must be at least 18, eligible to work in the United States, and willing to perform the hard labor. If interested, prospective employees must visit Sanitation Garage or a Department of Transportation Garage by making an appointment. Applicants must bring:

• Two small photos (1.5 inch square). The photos must be the same style as those used for a passport.

• Social security card

• Two forms of identification (original and copy). Examples include:

◦ Driver’s license

◦ Passport

◦ School photo ID

◦ IDNYC card

While the program is admirable, the payment schedule is less so. It takes between four and six weeks – and as much as twelve weeks – for the payments to post. Meaning, it could be spring by the time that earned cash comes in. And why is the government still paying by check in 2021, anyway.

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