Job Service North Dakota eggs and issues in Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. - Ex-felon, inexperienced and Veteran job-seekers in North Dakota might soon have an easier time finding work.

Incentives and programs to hire "vulnerable and disadvantaged employees" were discussed by Job Service North Dakota today at the Chamber of Commerce's monthly eggs and issues event in Williston.

Felony charges or extended unemployment presents barriers for people looking for work. The Federal Government will pay employers $1,200 to $9,600 as a one-time tax credit for hiring workers who have difficulties finding jobs.

Job Service Employees say in response to the difficulties high-school students have gaining experience in the workforce, a Summer Youth Employment Partnership Job Fair will be held April 10, 2019 at Williston High School.

Applications for the Hire Vets Medallion Program that recognizes businesses for employing American Veterans, is open as of January 2019.

Employers can also earn up to 5,000 dollars for hiring "at risk individuals", because of the Federal Bonding Program. Job Service Employees say that not enough employers know about these programs.

The Department of Transportation will be presenting at the next Eggs and Issues meeting on April 5.