Step Up is Putting People Back to Work!

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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.

Step Up 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 employee.

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.

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