Resources to help make your hiring process easier. 


Funding opportunities

Work Opportunity Tax Credit : A federal tax credit available to companies that hire individuals from eligible target groups with significant barriers to employment.

The Federal Bonding Program : The U.s. Department of Labor established The Federal Bonding Program in 1966 to provide Fidelity Bonds that guarantee honesty for "at-risk," hard-to-place job seekers.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

WIOA On-The-Job Training Wage Reimbursement Program : Provides reimbursement to employers for the costs associated with the hiring & training of WIOA eligible individuals. Employer may receive 50-75% of trainee wages reimbursed. If you are interested in contacting your local Business Service Representative about using WIOA funding to hire a new employee, click here.

Existing Industry Training Program : Provides training and skills upgrades to existing full-time, permanent employees.



our forests

Southeastern forests provide hundreds of thousands of jobs in timber production and processing.


careers in forestry

There are over 40 different career opportunities in the forestry industry. Find out more.