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Governor Murphy Announces the Return and Earn Program

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Governor Murphy Announces the
Return and Earn Program

On September 27, Governor Murphy announced the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) will be launching the Return and Earn ProgramEmployers may receive up to $10,000 in wage subsidies to hire and train new employees for up to six months. The wage subsidy will cover 50 percent of wages for up to six months for new employees. The subsidy is capped at $10,000 per new employee and at $40,000 per employer.

Workers hired through Return & Earn will receive a $500 return to work bonus in their first paycheck. Candidates must be New Jersey residents working full-time (minimum 32 hours per week). Seasonal, part-time, commission-based, or 1099 positions are not eligible.
Eligible businesses must have 100 or fewer current employees, and the positions to be filled must pay at least $15 per hour.

Employers can complete this form to express interest in this program and receive application information as it becomes available.

Job seekers interested in receiving one-on-one virtual career services should complete the service request form here.

For more information, click here.

Should you have any questions, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager of Government Affairs at  
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