Salem Offering Hiring Incentives for Hospitality Sector
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll has announced that the City of Salem and the MassHire North Shore Career Center are now offering hiring incentives to help fill openings in the local hospitality sector and aid in the recovery of Salem’s small businesses following the COVID pandemic recession. Through the Salem Hospitality Employee Incentive Program, eligible persons who are hired between June 1st and July 23rd, and retain that job for a minimum 15 hours per week for a period of six weeks, can earn $400 in VISA gift cards. Qualified businesses include restaurants, hotels, attractions, and small retailers with fewer than 25 employees. An additional incentive of $400 in VISA gift cards can be earned for staying past October 31st.
Eligibility is limited to the first 150 persons to enroll and prove their employment status. Persons that need help finding a job may contact MassHire at 978-825-7000 or stop in at 70 Washington Street, Monday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eligible persons who obtained a qualifying position between June 1 and July 23 may visit www.salem.com/incentives or www.salem.com/incentivos to enroll in the incentive program. Verification will be required. Some exclusions apply. Enrollment ends August 20, 2021.