State Pays Employers To Hire Unemployed

By: KHOU
By: KHOU

Finding a job in Texas may get a little easier.

The state is working on the 'Texas Back To Work' program that will pay employers to hire the unemployed.

Although the details are still being worked out, the state has set aside 15-million dollars over the next two years to pay employers to hire people.

Those seeking work say finding full-time employment is a challenge. But creating full-time employment is exactly what the state hopes to accomplish.

In a pilot program, workers were placed in the construction, engineering and hotel industries. The program is open to large and small businesses.

There may be added incentives fro companies that keep their new hires for more than 120 days. Industry experts say that’s enough time for a new hire to prove themselves and enough time to figure out if the new position should be come permanent.


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