Support Resources for Visitor Industry Employees
Maui Disaster Recovery Jobs Available
The Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) announced the availability of temporary cleanup and recovery jobs on Maui in response to the wildfires. Three hundred jobs for impacted workers are available through the DLIR Workforce Development Division and Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) to assist with debris removal, damage cleanup and the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
Individuals who are eligible for the temporary employment opportunities were living on Maui at the onset of the disaster (Aug. 8, 2023) and include those who meet the following conditions: 1) individuals laid off, permanently or temporarily, because of the wildfires, 2) dislocated workers that were laid off for other reasons, 3) long-term unemployed workers, and 4) self-employed individuals who became unemployed or significantly underemployed as a result of the Maui wildfires.
Interested individuals may apply with the DLIR. Staff members from the Workforce Development Division are providing individuals with in-person services at the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center at University Hawaiʻi Maui College and the Lahaina Civic Center. Workforce services are also available at the American Job Center at 110 Alaʻihi Street, Suite 209, in Kahului.
Individuals may also apply through MEO at 99 Mahalani Street in Wailuku, or at 808-243-4300. To complete an initial application, individuals may go to https://www.meoinc.org/ and click on Maui Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant.
Apply for and Post Job Openings for the People of Maui via HireMaui
HireMaui is a free community initiative to support thousands of residents suddenly left unemployed after the tragic wildfires on Maui. HireMaui provides a chance for displaced workers to get back on their feet and local companies to fill much needed positions.
The personal and economic consequences of sudden unemployment under tragic circumstances are profound. HireMaui is here to connect people with organizations who are ready to welcome them as employees.
• Click here to find jobs and apply for temporary or long-term positions across the state
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HireMaui is a community initiative powered by the ALTRES Foundation in partnership with State of Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and other community partners.
Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance
Federal disaster assistance may include financial help with temporary lodging and home repairs, as well as other disaster-related expenses. To apply for assistance, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or download the FEMA mobile app. Applicants can also call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362, with language translation services available. The helpline is open and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with no cost for Hawai‘i residents to call.
When applying for assistance, have the following information ready:
- A current phone number where you can be contacted
- Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are not staying
- Your social security number
- A general list of damage and losses
- Banking information if you choose direct deposit
- If insured, the policy number or the agent and/or the company name
- Survivors may be eligible to receive assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from the Hawai‘i wildfires.
For instructions on how to apply for assistance, watch the following video: