Return and Earn: An Incentive Program for Garden State Workers and Employers

Return and Earn: An Incentive Program for Garden State Workers and Employers
The new Return and Earn program will provide a $500 incentive for unemployed workers reentering the workforce and receiving job training from businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Employers can complete this form to express interest in this program and receive application information as it becomes available.
The business subsidies will be capped at $40,000 per business. They must also provide job training that awards skill badges or industry-recognized certificates.
The new hires must earn at least $15 an hour to be eligible for subsidies. New Jersey’s $12-per-hour minimum wage is set to increase to $15 in 2024.
The $500 perk is in addition to any signing bonus offered by the employer.
Job seekers interested in receiving one-on-one virtual career services should complete the service request form here.

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