RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has committed up to $2 million for temporary jobs to help North Carolina recover from Hurricane Irene.

The Department of Labor announced Monday that the emergency grant funding will be used to create 200 temporary jobs for workers dislocated by the storm.

The jobs will help with cleanup, repair, renovation and reconstruction projects. Some of the money will also go toward humanitarian aid and safety assistance.

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