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Can you afford to train your paid staff?

Yes, you can!

Training employees provides many benefits, to you and your people.  It increases productivity, reduces turnover, and improves job satisfaction.  Skill-based training helps your employees to do their jobs better and more independently, reducing the need for supervision.

The downside is that training is often expensive, and in an uncertain economy when everyone considers expenses very carefully training may not be high on your priority list.

In our home state of Florida, you can get help from a resource which may surprise you:  WorkSource.  This publicly funded agency offers an Employed Worker Training (EWT) program to assist businesses with training their employees.

Before beginning any training, you must first contact WorkSource to register and complete the appropriate EWT paperwork.  Any company can apply for these funds regardless of size or industry, and each proposal is evaluated individually on merit.

Funding is available to train only employees with an average hourly rate of $24 or less, and WorkSource assigns priority to cost-effective training that advances workers’ skills and offers a promotion or salary increase after completion.  Also, the training must result in an industry-recognized certification.

It’s not free.  Your company must pay for half the cost of the training.  Your half, however, includes paying your employees to attend the training and you were going to do that anyway, right?

So, if it’s time to conduct some formal training at your workplace, contact WorkSource at 904-356-5627 or  It’s a win-win for you and your employees.

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