Thank you for your interest in Step Up
Please contact your local
American Job Center
for a regional Step Up Coordinator.
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
Please note: Step Up includes an Unemployed Armed
Forces Member Subsidized Training and Employment
Program for former military personnel. However, this
program is not available at this time as all funds
have been utilized. Should additional funding become
available, updates will be posted.