March 23, 2022

MA Announces Hiring and Training
Employer Grant Program

The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has announced the creation of a new employer grant program designed to facilitate hiring and training of new employees.  Administered by the Commonwealth Corporation, the HireNow Program provides eligible Massachusetts employers flat rate awards in the amount of $4,000 for each eligible newly hired employee.  To be eligible for the grant, new hires must be (1) brought on between March 23, 2022 and December 31, 2022, (2) retained for 60 days, (3) a Massachusetts resident working in Massachusetts, and (4) work at least 30 hours per week for a salary between minimum wage and $85,000 a year.  Funds are being issued on a first come, first serve basis through the December 31st deadline or until funds are exhausted.  To learn more please visit the Commonwealth Corporation’s HireNow webpage.