Funds Increased for Training New Workers

 (BINGHAMTON, NY) Businesses and organizations in Broome and Tioga counties can now receive up to $5,000 for each new worker hired with the On-the-Job Training (OJT) program.

 Nearly $200,000 was reimbursed to businesses in Broome and Tioga counties last year through the program. This year, additional money has been awarded through New York State and the federal government, and the maximum reimbursement for each new employee has been raised.
Most full-time and permanent occupations would qualify under the training program, including jobs in health care, manufacturing, and information technology, and more than 3,000 long-term unemployed job seekers in Broome and Tioga counties qualify, said Terry R. Stark, Director of the Broome Tioga Workforce Investment Board.
According to Stark, businesses should consider hiring workers with the assistance of the reimbursement because it will help them reduce their expenses.
“This program may help businesses bring new workers on their payroll more quickly and helps laid off workers get the training they need to return to work at local businesses,” Stark said.
"Impress USA, Inc. has built a strong relationship with Broome-Tioga Workforce, and with their help we have successfully utilized the On-the-Job training program to reduce new hire training costs, resulting in a positive impact to our bottom line." Debra Bevans, Human Resource Manager, Impress USA, Inc.
To have a prospective employee considered for the OJT program, or to learn how the re-imbursement program can reduce the training costs associated with hiring new workers, businesses should contact the Business Services Team at 607-778-2230 at Broome Workforce New York.
Broome-Tioga Workforce New York operates two One Stop Centers to assist local businesses with recruiting and training, and to assist local residents by providing career advice and training assistance. The Workforce New York offices are located at 171 Front Street in Binghamton, and at the Tioga County Human Services building located on Route 38 in Owego.

Broome-Tioga Workforce is a unique partnership between Tioga and Broome Counties and the regional business community to help businesses recruit and retain talented workers, assess and respond to current and future workforce needs, and help individuals obtain rewarding career opportunities.

11/12/2010 - 11:12am