New program helps small businesses reduce cost of recruiting, training and hiring

2:18 PM November 9, 2012

Small Businesses are one of the biggest drivers of employment, having generated more that 67% of new jobs in the past 17 years. However, small businesses often have difficulty finding access to capital to support growth and create jobs. Cash flow problems make it difficult to fund recruitment and training.

"Partnership for Employment" is an exciting new "Plot" public/private initiative between Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) dedicated to matching these skilled Federal Employees with available positions at small companies.

The purpose of this initiative is to assist federal workers in finding alternative work opportunities and to assist small businesses with the cost of recruiting, training and hiring these individuals through the existing Assisted Reemployment Program.

Through the Assisted Reemployment program, private employers who hire federal civilian employees who are currently receiving workers compensation benefits may be eligible for a salary subsidy of up to 75% of wages paid. To find out more information on Assisted Reemployment, please see Assisted Reemployment Overview.

For more information, or to post an available position on a job board for viewing by Federal Agencies, please see Partnership for Employment.




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