The Return to Earn initiative was launched in June of this year to help small businesses find and retain the talent they need while also helping unemployed Virginian’s transition back into the workforce.
As a program incentive, businesses can receive $500 per hire for a maximum of 25 employees. That means your business could receive up to $12,500 depending on hiring and staffing needs.
Basic eligibility requirements for program participation follow.
- Be incorporated in Virginia
- Be in good standing with the state
- Have 99 employees or less
For new hires:
- Must have been brought on board after May 31, 2021
- The position must be W2 and come with a wage of $15 an hour or more (tips can be included in wage determination)
- Must attest to having been unemployed at the time of hire*
The SkillSource Group, Inc. and Virginia Career Works Northern Region are working hard to make this program available to the small business community and to make the application, enrollment and reimbursement process as simple as possible. Stand out from the competition, increase new employee morale and take part in the Return to Earn Program. Click here to access an online application.
*Length of unemployment is dependent on time of hire
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