STEP UP- Subsidized Training and Employment Program (DOL)

STEP UP- Subsidized Training and Employment Program (DOL) Connecticut’s Subsidized Training and Employment Program (Step Up) provides wage and training subsidies to employers that hire an unemployed jobseeker.

What's the value to me?

Wage and training subsidies for employers who are looking to hire an unemployed job seeker.

Description & Overview

Connecticut’s Subsidized Training and Employment Program (Step Up) provides wage and training subsidies to employers that hire an unemployed job seeker.

Services

Step Up features two types of hiring incentives:

  1. Wage subsidy: Helps pay a new employee’s salary (up to $12,000) for the first six months of employment
  2. Training grant: Provides employers up to $12,500 over 180-day period to train a new employee.
Unemployed Armed Forces Member Subsidized Training and Employment Program: Similar to the wage subsidy program, but open to any company, regardless of size to help former military combat personnel find new employment.

Criteria

  • Small business or manufacturer with less than 50 full-time workers
  • Connecticut-based business with operations in Connecticut
  • Registered to conduct business in Connecticut for not less than 12 months
  • Business must be in good standing with the payment of state and local taxes

Contact

Janet Gemmiti
W: Connecticut Department of Labor

Phases:

Scale
Plateau

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