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Governor incentivizes people to go back to work

Governor Northam is trying to incentivize individuals getting unemployment to return to work. Northam is giving 3-million dollars in grants to small businesses to give bonuses to new employees.

The program will match however much money an employer offers to a new hire up to 500 dollars. So a new employee can make up to one thousand dollars for going back to work at a small business.

The program will help small businesses with less than 100 employees paying at least 15 dollars an hour.

It’s funded through Virginia’s federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.