Business Forum: Massachusetts Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG)
The Massachusetts Hiring Incentive Training Grant (HITG) provides $5,000 cash grants to employers to hire MA residents who have been unemployed six months or more, or Veterans (regardless of length of unemployment). Employers may receive up to $75,000 each calendar year for new hires meeting eligibility requirements. Applications must be submitted within 30 days of new hire start date. Once approved, payment will be available to the employer once the new hire has retained employment for 120 days.
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To apply for the grant click here.
Jobs At Home Career Fair
The Career Center of Lowell hosted the Jobs At Home Career Fair for our veterans on November 7, 2013 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event was held at the VFW Post 662 located at 190 Plain Street, Lowell MA. Veterans had first priority and doors opened at 10:30 am for the public. Click here for more information. More than 150 job seekers attended the event.
Greater Lowell Legislative Appreciation Ceremony
On September 27, 2013, the Greater Lowell WIB and Career Center of Lowell hosted an event to thank our regional state and federal legislators. Improvements in both employment and the economy in Greater Lowell and Massachusetts are due in large part to their efforts. Their support of workforce development initiatives has allowed the Career Center of Lowell to effectively serve over 10,500 customers from Greater Lowell this past year. The GLWIB and Career Center of Lowell would like to thank all of our legislators on behalf of the workforce development system, job seekers and businesses in the Greater Lowell area.
FY 14 Annual Plan: Executive Summary
The Greater Lowell Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the Workforce Investment Area’s Chief Elected Official, City Manager Bernard F. Lynch of Lowell, is required to prepare a Fiscal Year 2014 “Annual Workforce Development Business Plan” for the Greater Lowell WIA region for submission to the MA Department of Career Services.
In FY-14, which begins July 1, 2013, federal Workforce Investment Act and MA state funds are expected to be allocated to the Greater Lowell region by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development to provide workforce development, labor exchange, education and training services to the region's adults, dislocated workers, youth, and employers.
Download the FY 14 Annual Plan Executive Summary
The two-part plan focuses on (1) budget and projected service levels and (2) narrative. The complete FY14 plan will be available on the GLWIB website in October 2013. Copies of the plan may also be obtained by contacting the GLWIB, 107 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 08152; 978-937-9816.