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THE GULF WAR: The International Front : Willing to Work Abroad

U.S. companies with contracts to snuff out hundreds of oil well fires in postwar Kuwait are being deluged with telephone calls from THOUSANDS OF JOB APPLICANTS. But most of the companies aren’t hiring; the teams have been formed for months. Red Adair Co., perhaps the best known of the firms, has taken about 4,000 calls a day this week. Many applicants are urban firefighters looking for bigger battles, but inquiries also have come from laid-off construction workers and day laborers lured by the potential of large paychecks.


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