Subsidized Employment Program (SEP)

The Subsidized Employment Program (SEP) is designed to assist the employer in defraying the cost of hiring and providing training to a new employee.  If you are looking to increase your workforce we may be able to help by providing wage subsidies over a six month period.

Employers are eligible to participate in SEP. You would be required to meet with our program coordinator to learn the details of the program and sign a contract. The individuals qualifying for the Subsidized Employment Program must reside in a household with a minor child or have a legal obligation to support a minor child who resides in Columbiana County and their income must be at or below 200% of poverty. Once you hire an employee you would be eligible to receive monthly subsidies of $500 per month for six months as long as the individual is earning $8.00 per hour and working at least 30 hours per week. The employee is eligible for work subsidies also.
For more information please contact Brandy Virden, Program Coordinator at 330-420-9675, ext 8105.