PPE for Workers
Local manufacturers, Beverly Knits & Parkdale, Inc, have have retooled production lines to provide reusable face masks for local businesses. Both companies offer standard and customizable face masks for employers. To place an order for your business, please visit either of the following links.
Immediate Employment Opportunities
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has job opening listings for businesses in North Carolina that are currently hiring. In addition to regional jobs that are included under the "Statewide" heading, Gaston County and Charlotte region-specific hiring can be found under the "Southwest Region" heading.
Paid Sick Leave
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
The FFCRA will apply through December 31, 2020, and generally requires that covered employers must provide two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave to all employees.
Unemployment filings continue to occur across the country at an alarming rate. In response, both state and federal programs have been developed.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act includes several unemployment insurance provisions.
In North Carolina, Governor Cooper lifted restrictions on unemployment for anyone affected by COVID-19 in all industries including the one-week waiting period, the requirement that a person must look for another job, allowing employees to apply for unemployment benefits, permitting applicants to apply for benefits remotely, and directing that employers will not be held responsible for benefits paid as a direct result of these COVID-19 claims.