Would something like this work in your state?
The Subsidized Training and Employment Program, known as STEP UP, was created during a special legislative session on jobs last October. It provides employers with six-month wage subsidies, up to $20 an hour, and training grants to small manufacturers â€” up to $12,500 over a six-month period. Businesses with 50 or fewer employees are eligible for the program.
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