Longtime Grain Valley market closes; city offering employees assistance

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. – City leaders in Grain Valley say they are putting together a package of assistance after several were laid off in the closing of the city’s long time market.

In a Facebook post late Monday night, Mayor Mike Todd described the closing of the Grain Valley Market as “sudden.”

Todd said the grocer had been a staple of the city for the past 15 years.

In response to the closing, the city is offering affected employees several points of assistance:

  • Helping employees to apply for unemployment
  • Help in application and resume development
  • Assisting in job placement resources
  • Water and Sewer bill discount and full payment deferment until employee has found a job
  • The Mayor said additional services would be announced “in the coming days.”

“While we are all disappointed by the closing of the store, we hope to limit real-life disruption of former employees by assisting each and every person in finding suitable and stable employment as soon as possible,” the mayor wrote in a letter
 

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