Whether you have one employee or 10,000, the publicly-funded workforce investment system can be a valuable addition to your human resource capabilities and an invaluable tool to transform your workforce for the 21st-century economy.
- Increase your profitability through an analysis of available government incentives, tax credits, and assistance
- Use real-time information about workforce and career information , such as local wages and economic trends, industry competencies, standardized training to inform your business decisions
- Reduce recruitment costs and increase retention through workforce solutions , such as screening and referral of job-ready candidates
- Develop a more competitive workforce by connecting to training and other “up-skilling” resources
Find ETA competitive funding opportunities.
- ETA Sector-Based Grant Initiatives
- Workforce Primer
- Fact Sheet: Workforce Resources for Employers
- MYTHBUSTER on Voluntary Training Programs
Government Incentives, Tax Credits, and Assistance
You may be surprised how much the public workforce system has to offer businesses, whether they are hiring new workers, are looking to diversify their workforce, are opening new locations, or are experiencing downsizing and layoffs. American Job Centers have business services teams dedicated to understanding your needs and helping you to find the resources you need.
The following links can also help you learn about important resources that may help your business to succeed:
- Unemployment Insurance Information
- Work Opportunity Tax Credit
- Hiring Workers with Disabilities
- Enterprise Zone Incentives
- Downsizing & Closing
Small Business Assistance
The U.S. Department of Labor is particularly sensitive to the needs of small businesses and provides a number of resources to help you plan for future events and meet your workforce needs.
Visit www.careeronestop.org/BUSINESS/BusinessCenterHome.asp for information on a host of issues many small businesses face, including:
- Human Resources
- Workplace Issues
- Laws and Regulations
- Entrepreneurship and Business Development
- Home Office Businesses
- Financial Planning
- Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
- Information Technology Concerns
You should also consider opportunities provided through the Small Business Administration, at www.sba.gov. Specific resources include the Small Business Training Network, at www.sba.gov/training, which provides free training courses, workshops, and knowledge resources designed to assist entrepreneurs and other students of enterprise. In addition, you can find out about Small Business Development Centers and locate a local branch at www.sba.gov/sbdc/.
If your business is located near a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), you may qualify for the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses. To find out more and see if you might qualify, visit https://eweb1.sba.gov/hubzone/internet/.
Government Incentives & Assistance for Employers
Learn about the government programs to help your business. The programs below are available to help you reduce costs and/or assist you with your employees.