Workforce programs offer grants, tax breaks
Abstract: Despite the large numbers of layoffs in manufacturing in recent years, even in today’s economy many employers say they can’t find enough skilled workers to fill available jobs. To close the gap, federal and state governments are distributing millions of dollars in Workforce Innovation Fund grants and other tax breaks to support employment and training services. This article shows how these financial incentives may be the key to filling vacant positions and boosting profitability. A sidebar discusses more specifically some of these workforce grants and programs.