Fill Open Positions
The State of Vermont has a resource page for employers.
- Employment Assistance Line 877-214-3331
- Business Services/Rapid Response 802-828-4177
Vermont State Colleges employer services, to list your job opening.
Workforce development partnerships
Employers, please consider becoming a partner in these workforce development programs:
Construction 101 or another workshop. As an Employer-Partner, “try before you buy” a potential new employee AND help local talent enter the construction industry.
- The program screens for ready-to-work adults ages 18+ and provides four weeks of hands-on, construction training. Trainees gain skills and OSHA-10 certification. Work-ready trainees qualify for on-sight work-experiences with employer-partners during last phase of training program.
- Students ready for full time work late July.
- Learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-793-8309
VocRehab Vermont’s Summer Career Exploration Program
Support young people (14-21) on their journey to explore careers, job training, and employment. This program combines professional skills training in a classroom setting with on-the-job work experience, fully funded and supported by VocRehab Vermont.
- To learn more about how your business can be part of this program: DJ Masi, 802-793-8309, email@example.com or Diana Lee, 802-696-8855, firstname.lastname@example.org
- June 28 – August 20
- To build skills, gain work experience, and prepare students for employment after high school
- Wages, worker’s compensation & liability insurance covered by VocRehab Vermont
Equity and Equal Pay
The Leaders for Equity and Equal Pay (LEEP) toolkit is a free resource to empower small to mid-size employers with the tools to conduct in-house, DIY gender and racial pay equity reviews.
Recovery Friendly Workplaces
Working Fields offers those in recovery or with past convictions ongoing support, including job placement and recovery coaches. Working Fields is also a staffing agency for employers seeking motivated, dedicated, qualified candidates.
Recovery Friendly Workplaces and Their Profound Impact: A one hour video on supporting people with Substance Use Disorder in obtaining and thriving in employment, and how this benefits the employer, the recovering employee, and our community.
Lamoille Economic Development Corporation: facilitates the creation and expansion of jobs and businesses and investing for the prosperity of Lamoille County communities.
The State of Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development has a COVID-19 Resource page specific to businesses needs including financial assistance. Visit their website for more information.
Capstone Community Action offers assistance with filling out COVID-19 related business applications and coaching services. Money coach Mary Johnson is available for appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You can contact her by email or by phone at 802-760-8209.
VT Training Program (VTP) can be used to train new employees or existing employees if the training is needed for new equipment or technology. VTP can pay up to 50% of an employee's wages/salary during the training period. Questions: (802) 355-2725 or John.email@example.com.
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center offers trainings for employees and employers in manufacturing.
VT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides businesses with training to understand the requirements of government contracting and how to obtain federal, state and local contracts. Brenda.Plastridge@vermont.gov.
VT Talent Pipeline Management (VTPM) addresses the talent supply gap with training programs.
Revolving Loan Funds
- The Lamoille County Revolving Loan Fund provides loans to small and medium sized businesses to supplement existing sources of funding.
- The Morristown Development Fund seeks to improve, stimulate and maintain the economic and physical environment of Morristown by creating and retaining employment.
- Town of Johnson Revolving Loan Fund for businesses in the town of Johnson. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 635-2611 ext. 308.
Economic Recovery for Businesses
Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for businesses can be used for any normal operating expenses and working capital. Learn more and apply. Deadline 12/31.
Webinars to explain the increase in EIDL funds and the process:
- 11:30, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Vermont Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Topics include the increase from $500,000 to $2 million, deferred payments, expansion of eligible use of funds, and more.
- To join online, click here.
- To join by phone, call (802) 490-7604 and enter code 368299891#/
Financial relief for businesses: Economic Recovery Bridge Program for businesses that have not received state and federal funding due to eligibility constraints and to businesses that can show continued loss of revenue after receiving state or federal aid. Click here for information.