Business Grants

RochesterWorks offers a variety of grant programs for businesses in Monroe County to help offset costs for training new hires.


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Work Experience Tryouts — For New Hires

This program allows companies to try out candidates referred by RochesterWorks to see if their skills and work habits are a fit for an open position. A candidate will work on-site at your location but will be employed by a staffing agency and have their wages 100% subsidized and paid for by RochesterWorks! Work Experience Tryouts can last up to 2-4 weeks with the ultimate goal of having the employee transition into permanent employment with your company.

On-the-Job Training Grant — For New Hires

Through the On-the-Job Training grant, RochesterWorks! helps your company identify potential candidates to fill your open positions. Candidates go through your traditional screening process, and if you decide you’d like to hire someone, the grant will reimburse your company for a portion of their wages while they’re on-the-job learning new skills. OJT grants reimburse up to a maximum of $3,000.00 per new hire. All training must be completed within three months (480 hours). Companies are limited to three (3) OJT grants per program year July 1, 2018 — June 30, 2019.

NOTE: All paperwork for these programs must be approved by RochesterWorks! prior to the first day or work or first day of training.

Upcoming Recruiting Events

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Mon 28

Recruiting Round Rochester

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Feb 04

Recruiting Round Rochester

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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