Subsidized Employment

Provide Work Experience While We Pay Wages

free extra help for up to 12 weeks!

Employers can bring on help for up to 20 hours a week and choose from candidates referred by program staff who will troubleshoot any questions or concerns on employers' behalf. Candidates will have little to no previous work experience.

Workforce Alliance provides payroll functions and worker's compensation insurance for participants. Employers are not required to offer participants health insurance. The program also provides trainees with assistance for transportation and child care.

The Subsidized Employment Program is not designed to fill existing open positions, and there is no expectation of automatic employment at the end of the 12 weeks. Many employers find that trainees gain skills and competencies that make them excellent candidates for future permanent positions.

Employer components:

  • Meet and interview candidates
  • Compete a 1-page contract
  • Provide 12 weeks of paid work experience
  • Complete employee performance evaluations
  • Consider well-performing candidates permanent employment after training

Contact: Cathy Geremia at (203) 624-1493 x285 or

(Jobs First Employment Services)


Wanda Lary at (203) 867-4030 x 254 or

(Business Services)