The Return to Earn initiative was launched in June of this year in an effort to support small businesses and organizations find and retain the talent they need while also helping unemployed Virginian’s transition back into the workforce.
What better way to retain new staff members, reward them for their hard work, and increase workplace morale than by providing a $500 holiday bonus?
Basic eligibility requirements for program participation are as follows.
- Must be incorporated in Virginia
- Be in good standing with the state
- Have 99 employees or fewer
For new hires:
- Must have a hiring date that falls between June 1, 2021 — December 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 is 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. Click HERE to access an online application.
*Length of unemployment is dependent on time of hire
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