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Jose Diaz, 64, of Freeport was hired by Massapequa homeowner Katie Linkner to rip out flooring, walls and other hardware after her entire ground floor was flooded by superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 13, 2012)(Credit: Newsday / Danielle Finkelstein)

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Sandy cleanup boosts day laborers

Day laborers -- a mix of workers of various immigration statuses -- are in high demand in the storm's wake at hiring sites in places such as Brentwood, Farmingville, Freeport, Hempstead and Huntington Station, workers and advocates said.