Whether your business is moving here, already established, expanding, or just starting up, Highland, Illinois offers you several resources that benefit your business no matter what stage your company is currently experiencing. The mayor hosts a bi-annual Local Economic Summit covering business: development, opportunities, needs, and concerns.
In addition we work closely with:
Job Training and Economic Development (JTED) Grant Program assists low-wage, low-skill workers as well as unemployed, disadvantaged individuals learn the skills necessary to secure employment and advance their careers. This program provides grants to not-for-profit community-based organizations (CBOs), which work with small local businesses to train and provide ongoing support.
Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) provides training programs to economically disadvantaged youth and adults, and to eligible workers who are displaced due to plant closings, layoff or technological changes in their occupation. This program provides employees who are prescreened, responsible, motivated to succeed, and ready and willing to work; thus saving employers the expense of having to advertise and screen applicants.
- Madison County Employment and Training Department provides support through their Business Service Team providing the following services:
- *Recruitment Assistance
- *Job Fair/Hiring Event Coordination
- *Job Tax Credit
- *Labor Market Information
- *Incumbent Worker and On The Job Training
- *Layoff/Plant Closure Support
- *Assessment Testing
- *Electronic Interviewing
- SCORE is a nonprofit association that provides counseling, mentoring and training for startup businesses as well as small businesses hoping to expand.
For more information contact:
Mark Latham, City Manager