U.S. Virgin Islands businesses seeking to train and hire new or returning employees displaced due to the 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria are being encouraged to participate in “Restoring Futures“. This program is funded by a $4,997,845 National Dislocated Worker Grant awarded to ICF for the U.S. Virgin Islands, by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Workforce180 is coordinating locally, in partnership with MedCerts, the Virgin Islands Department of Labor, and the USVI Economic Development Authority.
Restoring Futures provides financial reimbursement of 50-75% for customized and on the job training from now through September 2020. This program exists to assist businesses seeking to expand or wanting to bring on employees who were displaced through no fault of their own up to current proficiency for the re-hiring process. Eligible individuals for hire include:
- A dislocated worker;
- A long-term unemployed individual;
- An individual who is temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of the emergency or disaster; or
- An individual who is self-employed and becomes unemployed or significantly underemployed as a result of the emergency or disaster.
To get started, contact Mr. Adryann Glenn, USVI Employment Coordinator; firstname.lastname@example.org or call (340) 513-8767.
Established in 1969 by members of the Tuskegee Airmen, ICF has grown into an international professional services firm with more than 5,000 professionals. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, ICF serves all levels of government, a wide range of commercial clients, and non-government organizations. ICF’s core competencies include disaster recovery, workforce innovation, economic transformation, education, human services, healthcare, and cyber security. ICF is licensed to do business in the U.S. Virgin Islands. More information is available at http://www.icf.com.
Virgin Islands Department of Labor
Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority
Virgin Islands Workforce Development Board
Workforce180, a licensed business in the U.S. Virgin Islands, will provide business engagement and retention services.