By Linda Hall • 19 August 2020 • 7:00
JAVEA’S mayor Jose Chulvi recently welcomed 34 new municipal workers.
Selected according to social needs and guidelines, they will maintain Javea’s wooded areas and streets or help to clean and control access to municipal buildings in line with health and safety regulations.
The town hall’s social employment programme is part of the €500,000 Recupem Xabia project introduced during the State of Alarm to counteract the effects of lockdown on the local economy.
The programme is directed at Javea residents who have been registered for between three and six consecutive months with the official employment service and do not receive any type of benefit.
Other municipal initiatives introduced to ease the Covid-19 include help for the self-employed whose activities were curtailed by the State of Alarm. They have until 9am on Friday August 21, to apply for direct grants of €1,500.
Javea town hall has allotted €1.5 million to this assignment which, if necessary, can be increased by another €1.5 million.
A total of €6 million has been set aside for the municipality’s response to Covid-19 which has included waiving municipal taxes and a €2.8 million allocation to Social Services for emergency help and basic services.
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