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.