Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Return and Earn: An Incentive Program for Garden State Employers and Workers

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The new Return and Earn program benefits employers and their new employees. Qualified employers receive a wage subsidy for six months, while unemployed workers reentering the workforce and receiving job training are eligible for a $500 incentive in their first paycheck.

Employers can complete this form to express interest and receive application information as it becomes available.

Job seekers interested in receiving one-on-one virtual career services should complete the service request form here.