(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Gov. Dannel Malloy announced on Tuesday that 45 small businesses were participating in the Subsidized Training & Employment Program (STEP UP) program intended to help with job creation.
The state program provides incentives to the businesses who hire unemployed job seekers possessing job qualifications, but who need additional training to meet the company’s requirements. So far 65 new employees have been hired due to the program.
“Even though our unemployment rate is at its lowest point in three years, if you don’t have a job it might as well be at 100%,” said Governor Malloy. “By giving us the opportunity to take more people off the unemployment list while at the same time giving our small businesses with the chance to grow, STEP UP is the definition of win-win.”
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