MONEY TALKS:How to Find Free Workers

Being out of work is stressful. Stressful on the mind, the body, the family, everybody. I wanted to work after a month. So you can imagine the stress after being out of work for a year. It's wonderful. It's wonderful.

Rashad is one of the lucky ones - after more than a year of looking, he's found a job. Persistence paid off - but another thing that helped?

His employer was reimbursed for almost everything he made for the first three months he worked here.

If I were to train a project manager, it would take at least 90 days. I would have to pay them that entire time.

With on the job training, I get reimbursed for the time that they're learning. So by the time that they're earning their full salary, they're trained.

Mark learned about the program here: at his local Workforce One office.

If you will hire them and train them to your specifications, we will help offset the cost of that training. It can be up to 100 percent of the person's salary for a three-month period. It's a great deal for them and a great deal for the job seeker.

So here's an example of your tax dollars at work - not just paying unemployment checks, but helping employers hire workers, helping workers get back to work. And you don't have a bunch of bureaucratic hoops to jump through.

My advice for other employers who would like to take advantage of the on-the-job training program is to simply do it.

It's for your future. I mean honestly, the employers, they benefit a little bit but really the one who's going to benefit most is going to be you. So why not take advantage of it?

Like the idea of having Uncle Sam pay part of your next hire's salary?

We can hook you up. Just go to and do a search for "jobs."

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