New Mexico companies can apply for a hospitality coaching reimbursement program

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Hospitality companies can now apply for state training allowances. The reimbursement program was developed by the New Mexico Departments of Workforce Solutions and Tourism and provides training assistance to support businesses.

The department reports that grants are available to assist qualified companies with their qualified new hires or promotions of employees that require training. The program includes 16 weeks of training with a reimbursement range of $ 816 to $ 4,480.

Companies must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  • Must be in the hospitality industry.
  • Must be and work in the state of New Mexico.
  • No more than 10 employees per business location can be funded.
  • Program application must be submitted within 30 days of a new hire or promotion of at least one full-time or part-time employee.
  • Must be up to date on taxes, penalties and / or interest or the relevant unemployment insurance payment schedule.
  • Position (s) cannot already be funded by other state or federal funds.
  • You must certify that they provide trainee compensation and general liability insurance.
  • Must allow review of I-9 documentation for employee eligibility purposes for at least three years, unless records are reviewed, in which case the records are retained for five years.
  • Must provide a full list of hired or promoted people, their social security numbers, occupations, starting dates, salary rates, hours per week and, if applicable, post-apprenticeship salary increases.
  • You must submit monthly training reimbursement certificates with the required documentation as specified in the signed application (e-signature).

Positions must meet the following criteria to be admitted:

  • Must be at least $ 12.50 / hour counting
  • Can be full-time or part-time, with or without tipping
  • New employees must be hired or promoted within 30 days of completing the Hospitality Training Reimbursement Reimbursement Application.
  • Promotional employees must receive a raise.
  • For companies in the catering industry, 25% of the newly hired employees must be tips as full-time servers.

Further information on how to apply can be found online at ready.nm.gov.

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