Wednesday, April 20, 2022
$4,000/Employee Program Aims to Boost Hiring with Labor Force Participation Rates Still Lower than Pre-Pandemic
The Baker-Polito Administration launched a new hiring and training employer grant program in March called, “HireNow,” which will help employers quickly hire and train new workers and get more people back to work. The new program provides eligible employers with a $4,000 per employee grant, which can be used to cover training costs or as a signing bonus for new employees. By providing employers with these flexible funds to facilitate quick hiring, the Administration is focusing on addressing continued hiring challenges faced by employers and increasing labor force participation. Employers can learn more about the program and apply at mass.gov/HireNow.
Due to the popularity of pre-registered employers, the HireNow program will stop accepting new business applications as of today, April 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM. If you are aware of businesses that may be interested in this program but have not yet pre-registered, please inform them to do so today. Pre-registered employers will be able to go into the system and register their employees on April 25.