Atlanta Business Chronicle
The state started new initiative funded by the Stimulus Act that it hopes will create at least 2,000 jobs for small businesses.
Georgia has launched Hire Work Ready, designed to provide funding to small businesses that hire Work Ready certified employees.
Companies employing 50 or fewer people can get $250 per certified Work Ready individual hired, up to $1,250 total, to assist with hiring and training costs. The funding for Hire Work Ready comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known and the Stimulus Act.
Georgia small businesses may apply for the reimbursement by visiting www.gaworkready.org and following the Hire Work Ready link under the Employers tab to complete a short application. To be eligible, firms must participate in a Work Ready information session and be in good financial standing with the state.
The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, which oversees Georgia Work Ready, estimates Hire Work Ready will encourage the hiring of 2,000 certified Work Ready people by more than 400 small businesses throughout the state.