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 Government Incentives, Tax Credits, and Assistance


You may be surprised how much the public workforce system has to offer businesses, whether they are hiring new workers, are looking to diversify their workforce, are opening new locations, or are experiencing downsizing and layoffs. One-Stop Career Centers have business services teams dedicated to understanding your needs and helping you to find the resources you need.

The following links can also help you learn about important resources that may help your business to succeed:

 Small Business Assistance

The U.S. Department of Labor is particularly sensitive to the needs of small businesses and provides a number of resources to help you plan for future events and meet your workforce needs.

Visit for information on a host of issues many small businesses face, including:

  • Human Resources
  • Workplace Issues
  • Safety
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Development
  • Home Office Businesses
  • Financial Planning
  • Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
  • Taxes
  • Information Technology Concerns

You should also consider opportunities provided through the Small Business Administration, at Specific resources include the Small Business Training Network, at, which provides free training courses, workshops, and knowledge resources designed to assist entrepreneurs and other students of enterprise. In addition, you can find out about Small Business Development Centers and locate a local branch at

If your business is located near a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), you may qualify for the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses. To find out more and see if you might qualify, visit

 Demonstration Projects

Through the President’s High Growth Job Training Initiative and the Community-Based Job Training Grants, ETA has supported innovative training models that demonstrate the effectiveness of public-private partnerships and build the capacity of the public workforce system, in partnership with industry and education. Many states and local workforce investment boards have also developed a wide range of partnerships with industry and education providers, such as community colleges.

ETA has launched the Web site to provide information and tools for employers, educators, and workforce professionals. Visit this site for the outcomes of demonstration projects, such as industry-defined competencies and curriculum that you can use or update. You can also watch Webinars and podcasts on workforce issues and employers, review Web pages and white papers, and find out about groundbreaking partnerships.

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Created: April 11, 2007
Updated: August 15, 2007