How Counties Are Using CARES Act Dollars to Support Local Economies and Workforce

Aug. 6, 2020 , 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Contact Eryn Hurley (202) 942-4204

America’s 3.6 million county employees provide critical services to lead COVID-19 response efforts. However, the latest jobs report shows that 800,000 local government jobs were lost in April (in part due to school closures). The economic and fiscal strain of the pandemic has forced many counties to furlough or lay off county employees – up to half of the county workforce in some areas. With the help of funding from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), counties across the country have created new program to support jobs and workforce training to help addres the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. Join NACo for a webinar to hear from county leaders about their CRF plans that work towards supporting those impacts by the pandemic obtain and maintain long-term and sustainable employment.