New Jersey Department of Labor Announces Return and Earn Incentive Program to Help Workers and Businesses Recover from COVID-19 Pandemic

The Return and Earn Incentive Program will assist New Jerseyans in returning to the workforce and provide employers with the resources they need to fill the vital positions that will allow them to grow and thrive.

Facilitated by NJDOL’s Business Support Unit, Return and Earn will take advantage of New Jersey’s existing On-the-Job Training infrastructure to provide wage reimbursement support to New Jersey employers that hire eligible applicants with identifiable skills gaps. Employers will then be reimbursed for 50% of the wages paid for regular hours worked during the contracted employer-provided training period.

Employers can receive the wage subsidy for up to 6 months, up to the cap of $10,000 per Return and Earn employee and are limited to a total Return and Earn subsidy across all employees of $40,000.

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