Step Up Offers Wage and Training Subsidies

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Offers wage and training subsidies to companies with not more than 100 full-time employees

Step Up features two types of hiring incentives: A scaled, six-month Wage Subsidy and a Small Manufacturing training grant. The wage subsidy, which helps pay a new employee’s salary for the first six months of employment, provides employers with up to $20 per hour, for a maximum of $12,000 over a 180-day period. This program has guidelines regarding the employee’s residence or income. Your local Step Up coordinator can assist you with these guidelines.  

The training grant provides manufacturing employers with up to $12,500 over a six-month period and is used for on-site training of a new employee. There are no guidelines regarding the employee’s residence or income, but he or she must be unemployed at the time of hire.  

For information about Step Up, please contact your Local Step Up Coordinator.
 

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