Workforce Solutions, DSHS hiring for COVID-19 contact tracers

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In this Tuesday, May 19, 2020, photo, health investigator Mackenzie Bray sits in her office at the Salt Lake County Health Department in Salt Lake City. Bray normally works to track contacts for people with sexually transmitted diseases, but she was re-assigned during the coronavirus pandemic. She is now one of 130 people at this county health department assigned to track down COVID-19 cases in Utah’s urban center around Salt Lake City. The investigators, many of them nurses, each juggle 30 to 40 cases that can include a total of several hundred people. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

LUBBOCK, Texas– On Monday, Workforce Solutions South Plains, along with the Texas Department of State Health Services, said they were hiring individuals from across the South Plains to be COVID-19 contract tracers.

Contract tracers will work from home and will contact businesses and individuals who have been exposed to the virus, according to Workforce Solutions.

The career center said the position is temporary, and hourly range will vary between $14 and $19 per hour. Additionally, job seekers that were furloughed from their jobs were encouraged to apply.

There are 49 positions available in the area.

For those interested, they can contact Workforce Solutions at (806) 765-5038.

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