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Employers get cash for hiring displaced workers

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POSTED September 9, 2013 10:28 p.m.

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A Sacramento-based employment program is offering firms cash for every displaced worker they hire.

The  Hiring Assistance Program awards employers as much as $5,000 per newly-hired employee for up to six months.

The Sacramento Employment and Training Agency runs the program, working with the nonprofit North State Building Industry Foundation, which screens candidates and prepares the contracts.

Administrators say the program offers opportunities for those out of work or underemployed because of a prior layoff, and gives added incentive to local companies for making the hires they need.

Now in its fourth year, the program has awar


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