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WHAT IS THE WORK OPPORTUNITY TAX CREDIT? The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire individuals from eligible target groups with significant barriers to employment. Each year, employers claim over $1 billion in tax credits under the WOTC program. The success and growth of this income tax… Read more »

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Express Grant Program Workforce Training Fund Express is a program designed for small employers and labor unions to quickly and easily provide training for employees.  The program utilizes existing training courses where a pricing structure already exists.  A company is eligible for the Express Grant if there are 100 or fewer employees in all locations… Read more »

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Alternative staffing organizations (ASOs) deliver value to their customers, promote workplace success for people with obstacles to employment and raise standards for sourcing entry-level workers. The model’s market-based approach leverages charitable support with fees charged to employers, making it a highly cost effective and sustainable workforce development strategy. ASOs deliver high value to employer customers… Read more »

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Posted by Posted by Tom Jones on Nov 9, 2016 7:24:50 AM Massachusetts has a new law permitting the possession and recreational use of marijuana. Voters approved Question 4 on legalization yesterday by a margin of 53.6 percent to 46.4 percent. And unlike the earned sick time law a couple of years ago, this one… Read more »

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By Stacey Lastoe Senior Editor/Writer of The Muse https://www.themuse.com It occurred to me the other day as I bit into a homemade cookie from my co-worker how far we’ve come. I remember the days when baking for a colleague’s birthday or bringing in a batch of no-occasion brownies was considered poor practice because it suggested… Read more »

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I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy. So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like a bodybuilder or be mistaken for a supermodel. But… Read more »

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Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read more »