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Step Up is Putting People Back to Work!
Connecticut’s Subsidized Training and Employment
Program (Step Up) provides wage and training
subsidies to employers that hire an unemployed
jobseeker. The program, administered by the CT
Department of Labor and the state’s five Workforce
Investment Boards, helps small businesses hire
employees and expand their workforce.
features two types of hiring incentives: 1) A wage
subsidy, which helps pay a new employee’s salary (up
to $12,000) for the first six months of employment
and 2) A training grant that provides employers up
to $12,500 over 180-day period to train a new
also includes an Unemployed Armed Forces Member
Subsidized Training and Employment Program to help
former military personnel find new employment. It is
similar to the wage subsidy program, but open to any
company, regardless of size.
Employers are praising Step Up for its ease – the
application process is quick, requiring companies to
complete only a few pieces of paper.