VERIFY: Is FEMA hiring and paying field inspectors $5k per week for Harvey relief efforts?

The answer can be found on FEMA's website under the Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control section.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) - QUESTION:

Is FEMA hiring and paying field inspectors $5k per week for Harvey relief efforts?

ANSWER:

Yes, this is true FEMA was hiring field inspectors.

SOURCES:

FEMA website- Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control

PROCESS:

It is true, Federal Emergency Management Agency was hiring on field inspectors that were needed as soon as possible to conduct field inspections in the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey.

On FEMA’s website under the Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control section, it states that the reported information on the flyers is real.

Over 700 inspectors were needed with pay ranging between $4,000-5,000 per week. Applicants had until August 31 to apply by 11:00 a.m.

The agency was looking to acquire field inspectors under a preexisting contract to help with the flow of field inspections following Harvey.

RELATED: How to spot the fake photos of Hurricane Harvey

For those still looking for other FEMA related jobs in Texas to help with Harvey aftermath, beware of fake post online with “888” numbers on fliers. Instead apply directly on the FEMA website.


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