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Business & Employer Resources

For employment transportation resources, click here.

 

Fill Open Positions

Post your job on Vermont JobLink to find employees, and visit Jobs In Vermont for more resources.

The State of Vermont has a resource page for employers.

  • Employment Assistance Line 877-214-3331
  • Business Services/Rapid Response 802-828-4177 

Morrisville office of Department of Labor: Judy Bourbeau, 802-585-0682 or judy.bourbeau@vermont.gov

Vermont State Colleges employer services, to list your job opening.

The Nulhegan band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation job page

 

Workforce development partnerships

Employers, please consider becoming a partner in these workforce development programs:

ReSOURCE

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: dj.masi@vermont.gov, 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, dj.masi@vermont.gov or Diana Lee, 802-696-8855, dlee@vabir.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.

 

Resources for Businesses

Lamoille Economic Development Corporationfacilitates 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

Main Street Alliance: Opportunities for small businesses to lift up their voices and connect with state and federal representatives.

Resouces for Rural Entrepreneurs: a clear guide to more than 40 loan, grant, and technical assistance programs.

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.young@vermont.gov.

VT Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC): Experienced, free business advisors.

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 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 tojadministrator@townofjohnson.com or 635-2611 ext. 308.

 

Economic Recovery for Businesses

EMBRACE (Economic Micro Business Recovery Assistance for the COVID-19 Epidemic) direct grant program issues $5,000 grants to businesses with five or fewer employees. Apply here.

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.