NEP Expands Katrina Jobs Program

Offers free employment assistance to industry workers displaced by Rita

LARGO, Fla. Convenience store and petroleum industry recruiter National Executive Personnel (NEP) has expanded its Careers After Katrina to help those who have lost employment since Hurricane Rita and may be in dire need of immediate employment.

The c-store industry has responded to the Careers After Katrina campaign by identifying more than 5,000 job openings throughout the nation. NEP is now aggressively seeking displaced workers who need jobs.

NEP is offering its national employment services free of charge to both displaced [image-nocss] workers and to companies in the c-store industry with job openings through Careers After Katrina. These job openings are available nationwide as many displaced workers may choose to relocate as a result of both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.

The central clearinghouse for campaign information is This is both for displaced workers and the industry to gather up-to-date information on the campaign. Also, NEP can be contacted toll free at (800) 314-8365.

Hurricane Katrina displaced many families, some of which were again displaced by Hurricane Rita. Careers After Katrina is helping displaced workers from both hurricanes find jobs quickly so they can rebuild their lives wherever they are currently livingwhether it's a temporary, part-time or permanent position, said Dick Wood, president of Largo, Fla.-based NEP.

Careers After Katrina is working in coordination with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and industry trade publisher CSP Information Group. We are appreciative to NACS and CSP Information Group for helping to get the message out about Careers After Katrina. It is important to remember that these displaced workers have bills to pay and mouths to feed, and they can only live for so long on their savings and the goodwill of their families and friends, Wood said.