State Funds to Support Hiring Laid off Workers…

State Funds to Support Hiring Laid-off Workers
The program is called Reducing Unemployment Disruption & Driving Economic Regeneration (RUDDER) which aims to encourage the hiring of newly jobless workers from hard-hit industries into critical jobs in health care. It is being developed by the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations at the direction of Gov. David Ige.

The initiative will pay up to $100,000 to registered and compliant Hawai‘i businesses for new employees hired after March 1, 2020. It will provide an initial $500 payment for each new employee to offset training and other costs, and an additional $500 after six months of continuous employment.

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