HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, has hired more than 120 local temporary workers to help expedite its cleanup efforts as outlined in the firm’s contracts with state and local government entities. Many of these workers were previously unemployed or lost their jobs when Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast.
“We get highly motivated employees that may have lost their jobs due to the storm, and residents get a boost to their collective morale and the ability to return to a state of normalcy more quickly.”
“Many residents of these communities are facing months of displacement and rebuilding, employing local residents to help clean up their communities is a win-win,” said Sam Rosania of ARCADIS US. “We get highly motivated employees that may have lost their jobs due to the storm, and residents get a boost to their collective morale and the ability to return to a state of normalcy more quickly.”
Hundreds of ARCADIS employees, along with the local temporary workers, are using state-of-the-art technology to track, monitor and expedite the removal of more than 254,000 tons and 806,000 cubic yards of debris from affected communities.
“Using our HaulPass® handheld device to track and monitor every truckload of debris, we reduce fraud and increase efficiency,” said Rosania. “With accurate data from HaulPass, local municipalities can submit for FEMA reimbursement and begin to rebuild sooner.”
Additionally, ARCADIS employees have given generously this holiday season to help the communities hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. Employees gave more than $14,000 that was fully matched by the firm, and the company made an additional donation of $22,000, for a total donation of $50,000 to the American Red Cross.
For more information, please contact Debra Havins of ARCADIS at 303-471-3485 or Debra.Havins@arcadis-us.com.
ARCADIS is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services in infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. We enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life by creating balance in the built and natural environments. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 21,000 employees and more than $3.2 billion in revenues, the company has an extensive international network supported by strong local market positions. ARCADIS supports UN-HABITAT with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Visit us at: www.arcadis-us.com.