New jobs in times of crisis. 60 thousand “civic assistants” are coming and will have the task of helping and supervising during Phase 2. During the week, the call will be launched «to unemployed, to those who do not have work obligations, even citizens of income or those who use shock absorbers knowcial. ” This was announced in a joint note by the Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies, Francesco Boccia, and the President of the ANCI, Antonio Decaro, Mayor of Bari, explaining that the assistants will be “identified on a voluntary basis”.
Civic assistants will be coordinated by the Civil Protection that «indicates to the Regions the availability on the whole national territory, and employed by the mayors for social activities, for collaborate to respect social distancing and to to support the weakest part of the population»Say Boccia and Decaro. “We are gradually entering a new normal – adds Minister Boccia – there is a gradual recovery of production activities and citizens are, day after day, returning to populating cities. Municipalities, through Anci, will be able to use the contribution of “civic assistants” to enforce all the measures put in place to counter and contain the spread of the virus, starting from social distancing. After the thousands of questions from doctors, nurses and social and health workers who arrived at Civil Protection at the height of the emergency in Italian hospitals, now it’s time to recruit all those citizens who want to help the country, demonstrating a great civic sense ».
Adds Decaro: «It was the volunteers, with us administrators who took care of those who needed the most in the lockdown phase. It is to the volunteers that we want to entrust our communities in this new and complex phase: the one in which we try to live with the virus and learn to defend ourselves, even returning to a life less compressed by the prohibitions. We can only get out of this emergency by being united and collaborating for their part, with a sense of responsibility ».