You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Long-term jobless, vets get boost

State labor department officials said they will more than double cash grants to employers who hire veterans or Massachusetts residents who have been unemployed for six months or more.

The grants will offer employers $5,000 for every veteran or long-term unemployed worker hired, capping the program at $75,000 a year, officials from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said.

Continue reading below

Long-term unemployment has been a persistent problem since the end of the last recession: Record numbers of people who want to work have been unemployed 27 weeks or more.

The grant is part of the Workforce Training Fund Program, managed by the Commonwealth Corporation, a quasi-governmental agency that provides training resources for employers. Awards are subject to funding availability, and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, visit www.mass.gov/hiringgrant.

Megan Woolhouse can be reached at mwoolhouse@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.