Council has taken on 34 workers employed through the
social employment plan launched by the municipality
as part of the economic and reactivation measures put
together in the face of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Mayor José Chulvi welcomed the new employees
who were selected according to a set of social criteria
from more than 350 applications. They will be working
over the next few months on forest and public road maintenance,
cleaning tasks and caretakers for municipal buildings
that now need to have controlled access due to the pandemic.
social employment programme falls within the Recuperem
Xàbia initiative into which the Council has
invested some 500,000 euros. It forms one of the social
measures promoted by the town hall in response to the
economic downturn caused by the declaration of a national
state of alarm in March which lasted almost three months
as the country responded to the spread of COVID-19.
It has been especially aimed at people who have been
registered for a minimum of three to six months interrupted
public employment service and have not been receiving
any benefit or grant.
addition to this measures, the deadline remains open
until 9.00am on Friday 21 April for the self-employed
and mutualists in the municipality to apply for direct
economic aid of 1,500 euros from the Council for
those who have seen their activity reduced by the national
state of alarm. The town hall has initially invested
some 1.5 million euros of its own money into the scheme
whilst budgeting for a further 1.5 million euros in
case of need. This is one of highest amounts to be invested
into direct aid in the Alicante region. For more information
about applying for this aid, click here.
total of some 6 million euros has been invested into
the COVID-19 response plan through tax relief (which
includes the suspension of rates for the occupation
of the public highway to allow bars and restaurants
to expand their terraces and assistance with water bills
from AMJASA) and includes a 2.8 million euro investment
into Social Services to meet requests for emergency
assistance and basic services.