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.