ERIC Number: ED418288
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Public Incentives for Hiring and Training Employees: An Employer's Guide. Workforce Brief #8.
The six sections of this brief provide the following information: (1) the types of public incentives available to employers for hiring and training of employees, including increasing economic activity and increasing labor market supply; (2) federally operated incentive programs (Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit, Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Employee Educational Assistance Program); (3) federally funded, state- and locally-operated incentive programs (Job Training Partnership Act, dislocated worker programs, wage subsidies for welfare recipients, welfare-to-work grant); (4) state incentive programs (including 10 examples from 8 states); (5) the realities of incentive programs; and (6) tips on using government incentives successfully. The tips are as follows: use public incentives aligned with company needs and goals; develop a good relationship with someone in the government agency overseeing the incentive program; select a person in the company to head up efforts associated with the incentive program; and consider working with an intermediary organization and having that organization be responsible for working with the government and handling the paperwork, as well as providing support for new hires. The report contains 24 resources for information, including federal and state agencies and companies that have used government incentive programs. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Job Training Partnership Act 1982
Note: Product of the National Workforce Assistance Collaborative.