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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Return-to-Work. Return To Work Program Highlights. Employers can receive a wage subsidy of $5 per hour for each employee hired Wage subsidy can last up to 12 weeks for a maximum grant amount of $2,400

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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Return To Work Program Highlights

  • Employers can receive a wage subsidy of $5 per hour for each employee hired

  • Wage subsidy can last up to 12 weeks for a maximum grant amount of $2,400

  • Jobs must pay, at least, $15 per hour

  • Open to most private sector, New Jersey based employers

  • Employer agrees to keep the new hire employed for at least 12 weeks after the wage subsidy ends


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Background

  • 35,903 individuals have exhausted extended Unemployment Insurance benefits as of September 12, 2009

  • Several thousand more individuals will exhaust each week through December

  • These individuals have experience and skills

  • Nearly 2/3 have a high school diploma or less, 10% have an associates degree, and 15% have a bachelors degree or higher


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Previous Employment

18% Transportation and Materials Moving Occupations

18% Office and Administrative Support Occupations

14% Services Occupations

11% Production Occupations

9% Professional Related Occupations

9% Management Occupations

8% Sales and Related Occupations

6% Construction Occupations

4% Business and Financial Occupations

3% Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

100%


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Program Timeline

  • Friday, September 11

  • 1st batch of letters go out to 35,903 eligible UI exhaustees

  • Bulk mailing to 1,000 employers with an LWD relationship

  • Monday, September 14

  • One-Stop Career Center System begins program promotion

  • UEZ dissemination begins

  • EDA working with NJBIA and State Chamber of Commerce

  • Tuesday, September 15

  • Governor Corzine announces program at Middlesex County One-Stop Career Center


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Employer Program Eligibility

  • Private Sector Employer

  • No liabilities to LWD

  • Valid FEIN verified by Treasury issued PIN


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Employer Program Eligibility

  • Employment opportunity must be full-time (32 hours a week to a maximum of 40 subsidized hours)

  • Willing to pay at least $15 per hour

  • Wage subsidy to assist with extraordinary costs of training new worker

  • Must keep the employee on the payroll for an additional 12 weeks after the 12 weeks of subsidized employment ends

  • The subsidy is for a maximum of $200 a week per employee (40 hours max per week)


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Matching Hiring Companies with Workers

  • Every UI exhaustee will receive a letter that serves as the program eligibility ticket

  • These targeted job seekers will take this letter to employers as a hiring incentive

  • Employers can post a job order that will target program eligible UI exhaustees

  • Employer and worker will together complete the online application


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Automated System for Job Seekers and Employers

Job seeker gateway = www.nj.gov/returntowork

Employer gateway = www.nj.gov/labor/employer


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Automated Employer Application

nj.gov/labor/employer


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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Application Gateway

nj.gov/labor/employer

FEIN

NJ Treasury issued PIN for filing NJ-927 and WR-30


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Job Order Form

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

Job Order Entry*

nj.gov/labor/employer

*Job order form at nj.gov/labor/employer may differ slightly in appearance


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Job Order Form

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

nj.gov/labor/employer

Matching Job Seeker and Employer

Employers enter the SSN and last name of the UI exhaustees and the system verifies eligibility in real-time.

Employment Development Plan

Job order information and the job-seekers goals are combined to form an online Employment Development Plan which a One-Stop Counselor reviews and approves


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Job Order Form

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

nj.gov/labor/employer

Employer Electronically Agrees to Contract

An electronic contract is completed and the employer indicates agreement through an electronic signature

Employer Submits Monthly Reimbursement Requests

Employers sign on to the Return-to-Work application to verify hours worked and whether the worker is still employed


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Job Order Form

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development –Return-to-Work

nj.gov/labor/employer

Hardcopy Packages

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Questions


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