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Hire workers for nearly free in Florida 2010

Florida employers can hire low-income workers with up to 95% of pay covered by a new federal stimulus program aimed at putting jobless people back to work by subsidizing their pay and benefits through Sept. 30, 2010.
Offered to public and private companies, if a worker is paid $12 per hour, the expected average, the Florida back to work program would pay $11.40 and the business $.60.

“These funds will provide businesses throughout our state a tremendous opportunity to give someone in need a fresh start and a new direction for the future,” Gov. Charlie Crist said.

Workers must meet federal low-income guidelines and have at least one child under 18.

Florida is eligible for up to $200 million in stimulus money for the program. No state matching dollars are required.

Florida Back to Work job sites will be coordinated through Florida’s 24 regional workforce boards, which will link local businesses with eligible employees.

The online information about program details is a little weak. Broward refers employers to read American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Implementation Plan. This takes you to The Florida Office of Economic Recovery for information about Workforce Employment and Training
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Employers interested in participating need to contact Broward County’s Workforce One or Palm Beach County’s Workforce Alliance.

Job seekers can visit www.EmployFlorida.com to look for Florida Back to Work employment opportunities.

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