In January 2010, Governor Lynch announced a program to assist employers and employees in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Working is the Governor's Three-Part Initiative to Help Workers Stay at Work, Return to Work, and Get Ready to Work. This is the second announced initiative, Return to Work.
In this difficult economy employers are hesitant to invest in people or programs and job seekers just need to get their foot in the door. New Hampshire's Return to Work Program is aimed at assisting employers and job seekers alike.
Statistics show that unemployment compensation claimants who participated in employer-partnered training programs are back to work quicker and saved trust funds millions of dollars.
The Return to Work initiative is a voluntary program to provide a structured, supervised training opportunity to NH unemployed claimants while continuing to collect unemployment compensation. The training program may be up to six weeks, and a maximum of 24 hours per week. Claimants must continue to file weekly continued claims to receive benefits and conduct a work search during non-training time unless otherwise exempted.
Benefit - Expectation of program
The claimant and the employer must agree upon a formal training schedule, which includes on-site training, supervision, and application of skills or experiences.
What's the Cost?
No payment in kind may be paid or accepted. Commissions and/or tips represent wages and may not be paid or accepted.
Claimants will continue to receive their unemployment compensation benefits.
Workers Compensation coverage will be provided by New Hampshire Employment Security.