Nick Lucarelli with Contract Labor Solutions said, "We recruit from the neighborhoods, from the areas affected. We always felt that the disaster was here, the taxes should come back to the city, the people should work. A lot of companies do bring in people from all over, and we've always recruited from the areas, and it's done us well."
The company held its first job fair Thursday night in south Nashville to start filling the positions. Many people were hired on the spot.
Terrell Harris called it "a great opportunity."
"Number one, I was looking at how I can help the flood victims in some kind of way. Also, I was looking for a job for the last year so it was like a combination came together," he said.
Harris told News 2 now that he's been hired, he can work and also help people at the same time.
"[You] have a disaster like this and no work, it really does something to the psyche," Lucarelli said, "So we get them right back to work and it helps."
Another job fair will be held Friday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. or until all positions have been filled.
Applicants are encouraged to come to 306 East Thompson Lane, near Murfreesboro Pike, or call 615-506-9375 for more information.
Be sure to bring an identification card and social security card.
The jobs will pay $10 an hour, plus overtime, and are expected to last six to nine months unless the cleanup is finished sooner.