With Eye On Gustav, Blackwater Seeks Personnel

Security contractor Blackwater Worldwide is seeking personnel that could possibly be deployed into areas affected by Hurricane Gustav.

The Moyock-based company issued a call Friday for law enforcement officers and armed security officers who already have the credentials to work in such an environment, including those with arrest powers.

Blackwater responded to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and reported pulling 128 people to safety. The company started work there without a client, but won both government and private sector business within days.

Blackwater is best known for its work protecting diplomats in Iraq. The Justice Department has been investigating a handful of company contractors involved in a shooting in Baghdad's Nisoor Square last year.

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