With no bid contracts for New Orleans already under scrutiny, it’s a wonder the tax payers trust anyone with their tax dollars. Among the companies that bid for contracts is a company that is trying to do right by the people of New Orleans: Environmental Chemical Corp. Their bid was accepted by US Army Corp. of Engineers and they aim to provide jobs for those who lived and worked in New Orleans.
ECC was founded in 1985. They were involved in the clean up of Moffett Field and Travis Air Force Base. However, New Orleans is the biggest project they’ve ever attempted.
The folks at ECC believe giving back to the people of New Orleans should be part of wht they do. So, they are doing whatever they can to subcontract to companies based in New Orleans.
Many of those businesses may not have offices anymore, but they have employees willing to work. ECC is actively tracking down displaced residents so they can put them to work. They need truckers, engineers, equipment operators, and laborers. ECC is providing workers with bus and airline tickets back to Louisiana and they are locating temporary housing for them. Through ECC’s effort, many former New Orleans residents will be able to get back on their feet much quicker.
[Photograph credit: Bruce Soileau, www.sxc.hu]