Barberton is applying CARES Act cash to provide up to $750 per company in reimbursement for COVID-19 cleaning, sterilizing or disinfecting finished by a specialist cleaning business, explained Mayor William B. Choose.
The grants are geared for dine-in dining establishments, bars and coffee stores, and are retroactive to June 1, 2020. Organizations can apply for just one grant per six-thirty day period period of time, he claimed. Fascinated enterprises can speak to the city for an application.
Decide stated the purpose is to keep organizations open and patrons secure as the selection of bacterial infections from COVID-19 continues to climb once more in Ohio and throughout the state.
With Lake Anna in the centre of city, Barberton is recognized as the “Magic City.”
That includes the Magic Mile — a mile-very long link from downtown to the Towpath Trail — the city’s Tuscarawas Avenue arts district is typically hopping, with theaters, art galleries, places to eat and shops. The Downtown Barberton Retailers Association and other teams get the job done to maintain the 2nd Street organization district potent as effectively.
“We have a pretty quaint downtown, very walkable, with one of a kind unique retailers,” Judge said. “We’re undertaking fairly great, faring fairly very well, with our business enterprise local climate. But we want to do what we can as a city.”
Grants are supplied on a initially-appear, very first-served foundation, and a minimal selection is offered, the metropolis claimed.
The city also developed a new Employment Gateway application to enable residents to very easily look for for open positions with area employers, Choose reported.
“Every company, every single marketplace is searching for workers. Everyone’s shorter staffed,” he stated. “It’s sort of a 1-cease shop.”
Positioned on the city’s house web site, the Careers Gateway lists all readily available work damaged down by industry and employer. Links for each and every employer take position seekers to the job posting, or to the human methods site for a lot more information and facts.